Speeding is believed to be the cause of the multiple collision on the Ruta 27 overnight, that claimed the lives of two young men and a woman.

Three vehicles and a motorcycle were involved in the collision minutes after 11 pm Wednesday, in the area known as Alto Palomas (the hill between Santa Ana and Guachipelin), near the entrance to the Villa Real development.

According to transito (traffic official), Omer Alfaro an Audi was traveling from San Jose to Santa Ana when, allegedly, due to excessive speed, the driver lost control. The vehicle crossed the median and hit two cars and a motorcycle traveling in the opposite direction, from Santa Ana to San José.

At this section of the road, there is a turn in the road, and despite a warning indicating the speed of vehicles, in the night hours and with little traffic it is easy to reach very high speeds without even accelerating.

Witnesses said the impact was such that one of the vehicles lost its engine..

The two men died at the scene, the woman hours later at the San Juan de Dios Hospital, in San Jose. One of the men was identified as José Pablo Muñoz Peralta, 24, and the woman, Ana Cristina Rojas Peraza, 23. The identity of the third fatality was not released.

Overnight several other fatal accidents claimed the lives even more people. The traffic police reported fatalities in Puntarenas and Tibas, among others.