Puerto Banús. / SUR

Police struggle to identify the naked body of the young person killed crossing the A-7 in Marbella

Guardia Civil officers have been checking hotels in the Puerto Banús area for missing guests since the victim wasn’t carrying any identification

JUAN CANO / ÁLVARO FRÍAS

Police officers are working to try and identify the young person who was hit by a vehicle and killed on the A-7 at Puerto Banús, in the early hours of Thursday morning (14 October).

The naked body of the victim was found on the carriageway at 5am at kilometre 174 of the main coastal road in Marbella. It is a well-known accident blackspot where pedestrians frequently try and cross the busy carriageway, despite the presence of concrete barriers separating the lanes and a metal fence on top of them.

Investigators from the Guardia Civil have been combing the hotels in the area to check if the victim was staying in any of them, since they were not carrying any identification on them.

Puerto Banús attracts thousands of young holidaymakers and many of them stay in the hotels and rental apartments in Nueva Andalucía, just across the main road from the port.

Authorities say they have detected an increase in the number of pedestrians chancing their lives on A-7, particularly between kilometres 175 and 173, despite their being several safe crossing points. The dangerous practice, which increases during holidays and weekends, is still happening today.