Six people died Tuesday when a vehicle turned over on a highway connecting the Bolivian regions of La Paz and Oruro, the national director of the Transit Operating Organization said.

The accident occurred Tuesday morning near the town of Vila Vila at some 45 kilometers (28 miles) from the city of Oruro, when the vehicle, which belonged to a public transport union, turned over, supposedly from speeding, Col. Susana Quisbert told the media.

The official added that three women and three men died in the wreck.

One of the victims was the driver of the vehicle, Felix Octavio Lima, 34, while the other five have not been identified.

Every year the accidents on Bolivian highways leave an average of 1,000 dead and 40,000 injured, according to official figures. EFE