Around 9 in the morning a crash frontal on Route 40, between a truck and a personnel transport van with 13 passengers, caused the death of several people, near Villa La Angostura.
The Police press area confirmed that so far there are “three fatalities”, but that work at the scene continues.
Meanwhile, the Fire Chief of San Martín de Los Andes, Fabian González, He explained to Diario RÍO NEGRO that there could be more victims given the condition of the injured.
The people traveling in the van were tourists who were on an excursion and were staying in accommodations in Bariloche.
Villa La Angostura Firefighters, Park Rangers and Police personnel are still working at the site.
The first information establishes that the point of the accident was about 9 kilometers from the junction between the National Route 40 and 237 in a sector known as “Mirador Paso Coihue.”
Local media reported that it was a van that was taking tourists to the Seven Lakes Pass when it suffered a head-on impact from a Scania truck, before reaching Villa La Angostura.
Three dead in a head-on collision on Route 40 near Villa La Angostura: Highways cut off traffic
Police personnel are still working at the scene of the incident. For this reason National Highways determined the closure of traffic on Route 40 at kilometer 2,073 between Bariloche and Villa la Angostura.
The section of the road is an overtaking sector and it has not yet been determined which of the vehicles crossed lanes, impacting the other. The truck is a national transport.
Information in development.