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US citizen dies in Jacó car crash

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) reported that a 53-year-old U.S. citizen with the last name Levine died in a car accident in the popular beach town of Jacó Tuesday afternoon.

According to initial reports, Levine was driving a lightweight vehicle with another passenger on the highway when for an unknown reason the car veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a truck carrying gas to San José. The impact knocked the U.S. driver’s car off the road and into a ditch. The other passenger in the car was unhurt.

The truck driver passed a breathalyzer test, according to the statement.

OIJ is investigating the case.

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Hmm, I was wondering the same thing that wwoman posted when I read this. I’ve seen plenty of trucks try to pass when they shouldn’t and one wonders what really happened. IMO too many drivers in CR drive rather aggressively and often imprudently.

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This is NOT an accurate account of what happened. The truck veered into the cars lane head on. Get your story straight.

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