59-year-old Alberto Antonio Maas was knocked down and killed by a taxi driver on the night of December 23. It happened on the Benque Viejo road just before seven o’clock. 67-year-old Santos Chiquil, told police that he was heading to Benque Viejo del Carmen Town when the driver of a vehicle coming in the opposite direction had the high beam on. Chiquil says this blinded him and he swerved to the right, hitting Maas. Maas received a large cut to the head and neck. He died on the spot.