Maya sites which are known to have been among the largest and most influential polities through the various eras of Maya history —Formative (or Preclassic), Classic and Postclassic— and/or which have left the most impressive archaeological remains include: Becan was a major city in the Yucatán Peninsula.
At the time of this release, exactly what caused the westbound Pontiac to lose control has not been determined.
At the time of the crash the roads were slush-covered and slick. 17, three people were killed less than three miles west of today’s crash.
Throughout this region, many hundreds of Maya sites have been documented in at least some form by archaeological surveys and investigations, while the numbers of smaller/uninvestigated (or unknown) sites are so numerous (one study has documented over 4,400 Maya sites) that no complete archaeological list has yet been made.
The listing which appears here is necessarily incomplete, however it contains notable sites drawn from several large and ongoing surveys, such as the Corpus of Maya Hieroglyphic Inscriptions (CMHI) and other sources (see References).
Preliminary investigation revealed that the Pontiac was traveling west on U. 20, believed to be in the passing lane, when the vehicle suddenly lost control and began to slide sideways into the eastbound lanes of the highway.
The Pontiac’s passenger side struck the front of the eastbound semi.
The city was already an important city in the Late Preclassic, with dated monuments being erected up to the beginning of the 10th century AD.
Caracol was an important lowland Maya city, it was already settled in the Late Preclassic but reached its maximum power in the Classic Period when it was first allied with Tikal and later with Calakmul.
There were no other employees at the establishment at the time.