Driver Identified in Fatal Holguín Accident

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 by Abigail Marquez

A young Cuban named Alejandro Oliveros was among the three victims who tragically lost their lives in a severe accident last Saturday night. The crash also claimed the life of former baseball player Vladimiro Torres, aged 33. Oliveros was driving the yellow truck involved in the collision. The incident resulted in at least three fatalities.

"Alejandro was the father of a young daughter, a kind, calm, and hardworking young man, beloved by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. His sudden passing has left his family, neighbors, and friends in shock," wrote activist Irma Broek on social media, offering condolences to Oliveros' family and friends. In the comments section of the post, Darilis Dayro, who identified herself as Oliveros’ cousin, shared the tragic family history that preceded his death.

"He was my cousin, very responsible. His father died young when Alejandro was a child. Tragically, his sister’s husband also passed away, leaving her a widow with a baby. Alejandro then had to take care of his sister, niece, and mother. Now, his life has been cut short," Dayro lamented.

Oliveros' recent Facebook posts have taken on a poignant significance. "Thank God for giving me another year of life. May I never lack luck and health," he wrote on October 29, apparently celebrating his birthday.

According to social media posts, the accident occurred near the city’s ring road, on the highway to Mayarí, when the truck driven by Oliveros collided with a rented bus driven by Torres for unknown reasons. A video circulating online shows Oliveros being placed into an ambulance at the accident scene. Several netizens noted the absence of oxygen or resuscitation efforts, despite witnesses mentioning the severity of his injuries and attempts by a paramedic to check his pulse.

As of now, the identity of the third deceased person remains unknown, as does the exact number and condition of those injured, who were transported to Vladímir Ilich Lenin Hospital.

In recent days, several traffic accidents have been reported across various provinces, resulting in a high number of fatalities. A couple riding a Kawasaki motorcycle died on Friday in Cárdenas, Matanzas, after crashing into a tree near the city’s cemetery roundabout. On the same day, a young girl died on the Ocho Vías in Havana when the car she was in with her family overturned and caught fire. Early Thursday morning, five more people died in an accident near Playa Santa Lucía in Camagüey. On Monday, a motorcyclist died on Boyeros Avenue, and a woman passenger was critically injured, according to social media reports.

Details on Recent Fatal Accident in Holguín

In light of the recent tragic accident in Holguín, many people have questions about the incident and its aftermath. Here are some commonly asked questions and their answers.

Who were the victims of the Holguín accident?

The victims include Alejandro Oliveros, who was driving the truck, and Vladimiro Torres, a former baseball player. The identity of the third deceased person has not yet been revealed.

Where did the accident occur?

The accident took place near the ring road of the city, on the highway to Mayarí.

What is known about the cause of the accident?

The exact cause of the accident is still unknown. Investigations are ongoing to determine the circumstances leading to the collision.

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