CARLOS ANTONIO BALLESTEROS
News Organization: EL TIEMPO
He was one of three reporters from newspapers in Monclova who were killed while covering an accident involving a dynamite-laden truck and another vehicle on a busy highway in northern Mexico. They died when the wreckage caught fire, touching off an explosion that killed the reporters and more than 30 others at the scene. The blast left a crater in the highway and blew out the windows of a bus a quarter-mile away.