Published September 06, 2010
QUITO, Ecuador – QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Police in Ecuador say 15 people were killed and at least seven injured when a drunken man drove an SUV into a crowded bus stop in the coastal city of Guayaquil.
Police said in a communique that many of the injuries are serious. They say the driver was arrested after the Sunday morning crash in the Bastion Popular neighborhood. Police identified him as Luis Alberto Hessmer Vargas.
After the incident, angry residents set fire to his car and later to a police car.
People interviewed by local TV stations said it appeared the driver fell asleep at the wheel.