The bus was traveling from the coastal village of Mahahual to the Mayan archeological site Chacchoben when it crashed. The bus was left on its side in a wooded are off the roadway.
31 people were on the bus when the accident occurred, including tourists from the U.S., Canada, Italy, Brazil, and Sweden. 27 of the bus passengers were cruise guests from two Royal Caribbean ships.
Of the 13 passengers injured, two were from Sweden, three were from Canada, four were from Brazil, and four were from the United States. The two Swedish victims were transferred to the U.S. At least one child was killed in the crash though the child’s nationality was not immediately available.
While it is unclear what led the crash, reports indicate that the bus driver has been arrested.
The following information was provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation: