Manila, Aug. 27 — BACOLOD CITY – Three persons were killed after the tricycle they were riding collided with a truck in Barangay Bata here on Friday, Aug. 26.
Police identified the victims as Marciano Mahilum Jr., 40, his 17-year-old daughter (name withheld), and his brother-in-law Reynald Porras, 35, all residents of Barangay Matab-ang, Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
Police Staff Sgt. Richard Dema-ala, traffic investigator of Police Station 3, said the victims were on their way home on board a tricycle driven by Mahilum when they allegedly tried to overtake a truck.
However, another truck driven by Ervie de Pedro of Bago City, was approaching on the opposite lane.
Mahilum allegedly tried to execute a left turn to avoid the approaching truck, but it was too late, Dema-ala said. De Pedro’s driven truck then hit the side of the tricycle, he added.
Dema-ala said that Porras died on the spot, while Mahilum passed away at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital here.
The following day, Mahilum’s daughter also passed away in a private hospital here, Dema-ala said.
Dema-ala said that De Pedro is under police custody, pending the filing of charges against him.For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at firstname.lastname@example.orgManila Bulletin.
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