BUGUIAS, Benguet August 22 – Two persons were killed while another was injured after their motorcycle collided head on with a dump truck along the Halsema highway, particularly at Nan-agto, Natubeling, here, Monday night.
Police authorities identified the fatalities as Norbert Sad-o Lazona, 18, single with two (2) back riders identified as Cliff Betweng Walsie, 15, while the injured individual was named as Rocky Hill Apasao, 19, all residents of Calasipan Atok, Benguet.
Initial police investigation showed the motorcycle and dump truck came from opposite directions and upon reaching the place of incident, the vehicles allegedly collided with each other for still undisclosed reasons casuing the motorcycle occupants to be thrown off their vehicle.
The three motorcycle occupants were rushed to the Atok District Hospital for medical treatment but the duo was pronounced dead on arrival while their companion was referred to the Benguet General Hospital (BeGH) for medical treatment.
The truck driver Marco Pad-eng Kino-an, 47, married, resident of Palina, Taloy Sur Tuba, Benguet was brought to the Buguias Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of the appropriate charges against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See