Men’s Journal -It was surfing that drew Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman to Mexico last November. Their construction jobs in Edmonton, Alberta, had wrapped in October, and, with six months’ worth of paychecks stashed in their bank accounts, the two Australians loaded their boards into Coleman’s 1992 Chevy van.
When Lucas and Coleman finally arrived on the mainland, it was just before midnight. They knew how to handle themselves in foreign lands, but it’s almost certain they didn’t know just how dangerous the stretch of road is that they were about to set off on. In the last two years, at least half a dozen travelers have been murdered on it, by bandits preying on motorists. Locals call it the Highway of Death.