12 people, including 11 cruise passengers, were killed in a bus crash in Mexico’s Yucatán region. Officials said the tour bus flipped on a two-lane highway in what is being called one of the deadliest accidents involving a cruise ship excursion. The cause of the crash is still under investigation, but authorities suspect the driver was speeding.
According to new sources, the crash occurred after 9:30 a.m. on December 19. 27 tourists bought shore excursion tickets to see the Mayan ruins at Chacchoben. The tourists were passengers aboard the Serenade of the Seas and Celebrity Equinox. Both ships are owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which is based in Miami, Florida.