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Spokesperson identify their names

April 3, 2018

One person was killed and at least 15 people were injured when a bus en route from Houston to Monterrey crashed in Mexico early Tuesday morning.

The bus, from the Mexican company Autobuses Especiales Pegasso, rolled over while passing through the village Los Ramones on the Reynosa-Monterrey highway. Authorities said as many as 20 people suffered minor injuries.

“We don’t know the cause of the accident,” said Raul Cervantes, a Pegasso spokesperson. “It’s very unfortunate that a person has died.”

Cervantes identified the dead man as Claudio Cazares, a passenger.

The spokesman said the bus was carrying 39 passengers, ten of whom were treated at a local hospital including the bus driver.

“All of them are fine, only with minor injuries,” Cervantes said, while others had only “scratches or small damages” that did not required hospitalization.

Cervantes said the company is insured and will take care of the passengers’ medical needs.

The bus departed from Houston at around 8 p.m. Monday, and was scheduled to arrive in the northern Mexican city this morning.

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