TDoR 2023 / 2022 / October / 03 / Karla Santos

Karla Santos

3 Oct 2022
Pabellón de Arteaga, Aguascalientes (Mexico)
Run over

TDoR list ref: tgeu/tdor2023/03-Oct-2022/Karla Santos

Karla Santos

Karla was run over by police.

The driver states that the accident occured because the patrol was speeding. Police alleged that Karla was riding on a motorcycle involved in the sale of drugs.

Family friends and neighbors of Karla Fonseca, a trans woman member of the LGTBQ community, demonstrated this Friday afternoon in the municipality of Pabellón de Arteaga, in Aguascalientes, after members of the Municipal Police ran over her when she was traveling as a result of an accident on a motorcycle in the company of another friend.

The events occurred on October 3 where, according to the municipal police, they launched a chase against the motorcycle that had supposedly made a purchase and sale of marijuana.

Relatives, neighbors and friends indicate that  this was not the case, even the other person who was traveling on the motorcycle who suffered severe injuries to one of his legs was at the demonstration and said that they were traveling on a dirt road when the patrol came across them. He was speeding and to avoid the collision he lost control of the motorcycle. It was at that moment that the patrol vehicle ran over Karla, killing her on the spot.

Report added: 2 Nov 2023. Last updated: 9 Nov 2023

Trigger warning

This site contains reports of violence against transgender people, and links to detailed reports which contain graphic imagery.

Please continue with caution.


Get me out of here!