TWO young men and a woman aged between 17 and 18 have been killed in a car smash as they returned from a day on the beach.
The three – all pupils at a school in Pontevedra (Galicia) – were backseat passengers in a Peugeot 207 when the car left the road on the AP-9 motorway.
It hit the guard rail, then a post and came to rest in the central reservation. Medics, firefighters from Vigo and Miño, the Guardia Civil and Local Police were rapidly on the scene but could not save the victims.
The car driver and front seat passenger were taken to hospital with serious, but not life threatening, injuries. All five were classmates who had recently graduated.
The mayor of their hometown of Redondela decreed two days of mourning for the deceased, with the town hall flying flags at half-mast and all official acts.
Councillor for Traffic Arturo Gonzalez described the victims as “good people, good students, some sportsmen.”