A monster truck hit a crowd at a monster truck show this weekend leaving 13 dead, with another 80 people injured. The Extremo Aeroshow in Chihuahua, Mexico included a monster truck performance which turned deadly, when one of the trucks it hit a crowd of spectators, according to UPI on Oct. 7.
The event drew a crowd of 4,000 people for this popular event. The monster truck appeared to lose control. The truck rolled over two cars before crashing into the spectators.
A state attorney general’s office representative, Carlos Gonzalez, reports that the truck driver was detained on negligent homicide charges. Gonzalez reports that “So far, the inspection indicates there was a mechanical failure, but we are investigating everything.”
New reports that the driver of the monster truck tested positive for alcohol, would explain why a charge of negligent homicide was handed down for an accident at a monster truck show.
In what seemed to take just a matter of seconds to witnesses, this monster truck just plowed right over the crowd. These big machines, which can roll over cars like they are pebbles in the road, are powerful and this accident shows how ordinary barriers can’t keep them away from the crowds. This accident is still under investigation.