OLONGAPO CITY – Four people were killed when the car they were riding in was run over by a 10-wheeler dump truck along the highway in Barangay New Cabalan here on Monday night.
Police investigators identified the fatalities as Renz Tiu, Veronica Ng, Romnick Tiu, and Carlo Esguerra, all of whom suffered severe head and body injuries.
The driver of the dump truck was unharmed but is now under police custody
Based on the initial investigation, the victims were riding a Toyota Camry (XPR 424), driven by Tiu, and traveling to Olongapo City from Mariveles, Bataan where they just attended the wedding proposal of a relative.
When the car reached the sharp curve portion of the zigzag road along Jose Abad Santos Avenue, a dump truck (CAK 1460) driven by Domingo Faelanca Firmo, 56, of Marilao Bulacan, crashed into them at around 8 p.m.
The car went underneath the truck, making it hard to retrieve the victims’ bodies.
The victims were declared dead on arrival by doctors at James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital.
According to a police report, Firmo said the truck is used in mining operations in Zambales, and is to be brought back to its owner in Manila.
He also admitted that he was feeling sick when the accident happened, the report added. (PNA)