Andrew Fritz ,51, Olympia, Washington, and his wife were a cruise ship passengers who arrived in the Caribbean Sea Riviera Maya cruise port of Costa Maya, Mexico.
He boarded an excursion bus with his wife Jody Fritz and dozens of other passengers for a trip to Chacchoben Ruins, located approximately 110 mi (177 km) south of Tulum.
Fritz and his wife were killed in the bus rollover accident on a narrow country road around 0900 hours on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Andy Fritz was an environmental science instructor at Clover Park Technical College, and well known in the South Sound running community. His blog, found at mummydust.blogspot.com, details all of his races since 1995.
On December 3, he ran the The Big C Marathon Fundraiser for cancer research. Fritz said, “A time for those in the the running community who have been touched by cancer to connect and support each other. $25 and close enough to home, with lots of Maniac friends, this is a great choice for me. Although I skipped racing on Thanksgiving weekend, this does make 3 marathons in 30 days.”
More on this incident including videos and the expected lawsuit can be found in our Cruise Bruise Blog