Peru: Irish tourist dies in motortaxi accident

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Posted: Jan 09, 2012 5:42 PM
Peru: Irish tourist dies in motortaxi accident

Peruvian police say an Irish tourist died when a motorcycle taxi he was driving ran off a muddy road and plunged into a 500-foot (150-meter) abyss.

Police officer William Pulido says 25-year-old Peter Buckley died Saturday in Mayocc province. His friend Dennis Anthony Carey was lightly injured.

Pulido says authorities do not have hometowns for Buckley or the 26-year-old Carey, who is also Irish.

The officer says peasants in the Huancavelica region where the accident occurred frequently let tourists rent motorcycle taxis, three-wheeled affairs with canopies over the passenger compartment.