e devastating crash involved a pick-up truck, a van, and a motorcycle. Police say the truck's brakes failed, causing it to swerve and crash into the motorcycle, which then crashed into a van full of passengers on the Pan-American North Highway in Northwestern Peru. Emergency workers arrived on the scene with chainsaws to help free trapped victims.
But they also found the charred remains of thirteen passengers. The fire fueled by paper and flammable materials inside the truck. Nine others were injured. The drivers of the motorcycle and truck also died in the crash.