Thursday's accident scene in Sonora. Thursday's accident scene in Sonora.

Bus collides with tractor-trailers in Sonora, killing 16

The bus collided with one truck and then was struck in turn by another

A stationary tractor-trailer on a highway in Sonora appears to have triggered an accident that left 16 people dead early Thursday.

State officials said 22 people were injured in the crash involving a bus and two tractor-trailers, one of which had stopped near the side of the road. The bus struck the latter truck and was in turn hit by the other, which was approaching from the other direction.

The accident occurred at 4:30 a.m. on the Sonota-San Luis Río Colorado highway.

With reports from El Sol de Hermosillo and La Jornada

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