10 band members die in car crash

La Reyna de Monterrey. Photo: 13abc

Police officials in Mexico say 10 members of the musical group La Reyna de Monterrey have been killed with five others injured in a road accident in northern Mexico.

The official who spoke to the Associated Press in anonymity for security reasons said ‘the driver of the vehicle that was carrying the band dozed off Saturday morning, causing the vehicle to strike the side of a truck then cross over into the other lane and crash head on with a tractor-trailer’.

The official said the impact was so powerful that the band members were thrown out of the vehicle onto the highway connecting Nuevo Laredo and Monterrey.

La Reyna de Monterrey were known to play Banda Music genre.

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