There were an estimated 4,000 people in attendance at the Extremo Aeroshow in Chihuahua, Mexico, on Saturday, and everyone was just having some fun. As the Inquisitr reported on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, things turned deadly though as a monster truck hit the crowd and ended up killing 13 people and injuring another 80.
This was a stunt show and performance that often has monster trucks for the crowd as well. One of the trucks apparently lost control on Saturday as it started to climb over two cars. From that point, the car went up in the air and landed in a large crowd gathered around the ring.
The death toll as of Monday morning was at 13 people, but some outlets such as the BBC said that only eight people have lost their lives. A number of other spectators were injured with that total ranging around 80, and it is said that at least eight of those injured are in critical condition.
46 people are said to still be hospitalized. One child was among those killed by the monster truck after it hit the crowd.
Carlos Gonzalez, a representative for the state attorney general's office, said that the driver of the monster truck is currently being held on negligent homicide charges. The BBC reports that the driver has also tested positive for the consumption of alcohol.
“So far, the inspection indicates there was a mechanical failure, but we are investigating everything,” he said.
Should it prove true that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash, criminal charges will be brought against him to face more serious charges.