Girl, 5, dies in Mankayan road accident

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MANKAYAN, Benguet – A 5-year old kindergarten pupil died after she was hit by an elf truck at Atayan, Balili, here, Thursday evening.

Senior Superintendent Florante Camuyot, officer-in-charge of the Benguet Provincial Police Office, identified the young fatality as Jerelen Galletes Yap-eo, 5 years old, kinder and resident of Atayan, Balili, Mankayan, Benguet, while he named the suspect as Juvinal Pacio Tacio, 29, single, driver and a resident of Sayapot, Balili, Mankayan, Benguet.

Initial police investigation showed the suspect was driving his elf truck traversing the place of incident when it accidentally hit the victim that reportedly caused her instantaneous death.

The suspect voluntarily surrendered to the responding personnel of the Mankayan Municipal Police Station while the remains of the young victim was brought to their residence in the area.

A case of resckless imprudence resulting to homicide is being prepared for filing before the provincial prosecutor’s office.

By Dexter A. See

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