13 Die in Fiery Mexico Crash Gas tanker driver lost control while speeding: reports By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted May 7, 2013 9:06 AM CDT 0 comments Comments A tanker exploded in Mexico state, killing at least 13. (Shutterstock) (Newser) – A gas tanker crashed in Mexico today, resulting in a giant fireball and killing at least 13 people; another 13 were injured. Two of those killed were children, says an official. The crash occurred on a highway in Mexico state near Mexico City, CNN reports. The tanker had been speeding when it crashed into nearby houses and cars; 20 homes and 15 vehicles were reportedly damaged.