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A farmer was killed when he fell from a vehicle in an accident at Atok, Benguet last October 28, 2018.
The incident transpired along Km. 53, Halsema Highway, Cattubo, Atok, Benguet at about 2:00 PM of October 28, 2018.
Investigation disclosed that a 52-year old farmer and a resident of Atok, Benguet is going to Cattubo, Atok, Benguet driving his vehicle, jitney, along the Halsema Highway. When he was at Km. 51, Pakyaw, Paoay, Atok, Benguet, the victim, James Nabea, 45-year old farmer, and also a resident of Atok, Benguet flagged him down and hitch a ride going to his workplace at Tulodan.
Sensing that the victim seemed to be under the influence of liquor, the driver told the victim to get inside his vehicle but the victim refused.
When they were at Km. 51, Cattubo, Atok, Benguet, the victim fell on the road so the driver stopped, and with the aid of the passersby, loaded the victim and rushed him to Atok District Hospital, Sayangan, Paoay, Atok, Benguet where he was pronounced dead on arrival by his attending physician.
The driver voluntary surrendered himself at this police station but the immediate relatives of the victim opted not to file a complaint and will amicably settle the case considering that both parties were relatives.