KABAYAN, Benguet – Three people died while another was seriously injured when their vehicle plunged into a 400-meter deep ravine at Bogao, here, Wednesday morning.
Police Col. Elmer Ragay, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the fatalities as Dennis Ingosan Begya, driver of the ill-fated vehicle; Leonardo Pay-oen Oyad and Samuel Ingosan Begya while the injured passenger was named as Franklin Aroyaw Pay-oen.
Initial police investigation showed that the four individuals were on board the said vehicle and was proceeding towards Nueva Vizcaya when the incident happened.
Responding police personnel and emergency responders were able to retrieve the lifeless bodies of the three fatalities from the wreckage of the vehicle while the injured individual was rushed to the Dennis Molintas Memorial Hospital where he is now undergoing close medical supervision.
Probers are still conducting an investigation on the circumstances that led to the occurrence of the accident that claimed the innocent lives of the three relatives.
By Dexter A. See