A cyclist identified as a 72-year-old inhabitant of San Antonio Tlaycapan died instantly when he was run down by a taxi driver while attempting to cross the highway around 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 19.
The victim was known as a caddy employed at the Chula Vista Country Club. He had apparently been sent back home to retrieve a face mask on what would have been his first day back at work since the golf course was closed as a Covid-19 prevention measure.
The cab, assigned to Chapala’s F/28 taxi stand, was found abandoned a short distance down the road with damages to the front end. Authorities are investigating the whereabouts of the driver, who fled the scene.