The Washington Post
October 2, 1989
Manuel J. Clouthier, the conservative National Action Party's candidate in the 1988 presidential election, was killed today in a traffic accident in northern Mexico, police said.
A police report said Clouthier and Javier Calvo Manriquez, a National Action Party state chairman, were killed when their car collided head-on with a truck on the highway between Culiacan and Mazatlan in Clouthier's home state of Sinaloa.
Clouthier finished third in the 1988 election, won by the current president, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, and widely criticized as fraudulent. After his defeat, Clouthier campaigned against election fraud.