Friday, July 27, 2012

Interior Ministry note on the Paya crash

Cuba’s Interior Ministry today released a note with illustrations on the crash that claimed the lives of Oswaldo Paya and Harold Cepero last Sunday. 

Citing local Cuban witnesses by name, it says that the car, driven by the Spaniard Carromero, came upon a two-kilometer stretch of highway that was unpaved and under repair, lost control when the driver braked, and crashed.  It further says that Carromero’s statement was to that effect, and that the Swede Modig stated that he was dozing in the passenger seat during that part of the trip and awakened when Carromero hit the brakes.  It says that the group left Havana at 6:00 a.m. en route to Santiago.  The note concludes by saying that the investigation continues and says nothing regarding possible charges.

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