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A series of car accidents, 2 fatal, and a carjacking reported

By The Star Staff

One person died after being burned alive in a traffic accident at around 9:40 p.m. Sunday on highway PR-459 in Aguadilla.

According to the report, the driver of a 2021 Chevrolet Corvette vehicle was speeding on wet pavement. Arriving at kilometer 5.8, he lost control and hit a concrete power utility pole head-on. The vehicle caught fire and was completely engulfed. The driver was unable to escape the flames.

Officer Melissa Pérez Railly and prosecutor Juan Ramos are investigating.

In a separate incident, police are looking for a subject who allegedly stole a car and crashed it in the process of escaping from authorities at around 5:30 a.m. on Monday in Toa Baja.

According to a report by the authorities, the subject stole a black 2017 Hyundai Elantra on Zeno Gandía street, in the Fifth Section of Levittown in Toa Baja. Agents from the Bayamón Stolen Vehicle Division found the vehicle near a garage in Toa Baja’s Campanilla neighborhood.

The thief drove to the Media Luna Sector of Toa Baja, where he lost control of the car, crashed and overturned.

Police said the man got out of the car and went into a wooded area where they were looking for him.

In yet another incident, a man died in a traffic accident at around 8:50 Sunday evening on PR-2 in Manatí.

According to the police report, the incident took the life of Jomar Rivera Serrano, 18, a resident of Arecibo.

Officer Galier Acevedo Pérez of the Manatí Traffic Patrol Division and prosecutor Víctor Galán Deyda are investigating.

Early Monday morning, a carjacking was reported at 2:22 a.m. on Barbosa Avenue in San Juan at the intersection with 65 Infantry, in the area of the Monument to the Soldier.

According to preliminary information, a man alleged that four individuals aboard three motorcycles, with firearms, stripped him of his 2020 white Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicle with license plate JJW-724.

In addition, according to the data, inside the car there were personal documents, a black Iphone 11 cell phone and a wallet.

The assailants left the scene with the victim’s vehicle, without causing him physical harm.

Officers from the San Juan Criminal Investigation Corps Robbery Division were investigating.

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