Three people died, including two United States citizens, in a Monday morning crash between a microbus and another vehicle, Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) said.
The microbus was transporting a U.S. family of three to Liberia International Airport when it impacted a car traveling in the opposite direction.
OIJ identified the victims as: Allan Gerardo Pereira Leiva, 39, the Costa Rican microbus driver; Enisha Lashelle Roberson, a 38-year-old U.S. citizen; and Cannon Anthony Roberson, Enisha’s six-year-old son.
Enisha’s husband, Anthony, is in the hospital with serious injuries, according to OIJ.
The family hails from Texas and had been traveling to Daniel Oduber Quirós Airport in Liberia to return home from their Costa Rica vacation.
The driver of the other vehicle, surname Dávila, suffered minor injuries. He was given an alcohol test and, while OIJ did not immediately know the results, the Judicial Police say Dávila remains under control of the Prosecutor’s Office.
Monday’s accident marks the second deadly crash for U.S. citizens in recent months in Costa Rica. In October, three U.S. tourists and a Costa Rican died when the minibus in which they were traveling collided head-on with a truck, which was being driven by an alcohol-impaired Salvadoran in La Cruz, Guanacaste.
We’ll update this story when we have more information.
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