Man driving home from work killed after boulder falls onto his car


An unlucky motorist has been killed after a huge boulder fell from the top of a cliff and landed on the roof of his car.

Erick Castenada, 36, was driving home from work when the huge rock landed on the roof directly above his head, killing him instantly.

It happened on a road near the city of Villa Nueva, in central Guatemala, where he lived.

Photographs taken at the scene show the boulder had completely crushed the roof above the driver’s seat of the Honda car.

Mr Castenada had been driving back home from his job at the Agriculture Ministry and had been set to take part in a sporting event.

The boulder crushed the car (pictured). Source: CEN/Australscope

The rockfall had been caused by heavy rain storms in the area, police spokeswoman Dalia Santos said.

Firefighters were called to the scene to remove the boulder from the car but Mr Castenada was already dead.

The incident has sparked severe traffic congestion in the area as the road had to be closed to make way for emergency vehicles.

It comes after a giant boulder crashed onto a highway in Ohio, US in February.

The boulder fell off a cliff top (pictured). Source: CEN/Australscope

– With Australscope