Texas Band in Fatal Mexico Crash
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) _ Three members of the Texas musical group Intocable were killed and six other band members were injured Sunday when their speeding station wagon skidded off a highway and crashed.
The group was on their way from Zapata, Texas, to Monterrey, the capital of Mexico’s northern Nuevo Leon state, where they planned to give a series of concerts, said Jesus Garcia Flores, regional commander of the Federal Highway Police.
Intocable’s ranchero and tejano music is popular throughout northern Mexico and all along the U.S. border.
Garcia told reporters that the crash occurred on a highway between the border city of Reynosa and Monterrey.
Garcia said two of the musicians, whom he identified as Luis Garcia Delgado, 25, and Silvestre Rodriguez, 26, died instantly. A third, identified as Jose Angel Gonzalez, died in an ambulance on the way to hospital.
Vocalists Ricardo Munoz Solis, 23, Rene Martinez Santos, 26, Sergio Serna, 24, and Daniel Sanchez, 23, were taken to San Jose Hospital in Monterrey with multiple injuries.
Garcia said two other members of the group, whom he could not immediately identify, were admitted to the Monterrey Civil Hospital.
It was not immediately known if anyone else was in the vehicle, or how many members the group had.