Woman dies, 3 hurt in trike, van collision

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CONNER, Apayao – A 28-year old woman died while three other persons were injured after their tricycle collided head on with a van at Ili, here, Monday morning.

Senior Superintendent Felix Dayag, officer-in-charge of the Apayao Provincial Police Office, identified the fatality as Deazirien Duran Luis, 28 years old, single, and a resident of Talifugo, Conner, Apayao, while he named the injured individuals as Domingo Abad of legal age, tricycle driver married, and a resident of barangay Malama, Conner, Apayao and his passengers namely, John Ruam Bungag and Karen Alingog, 24 years old, single  a resident of Manag, Conner, Apayao.

Initial police investigation showed the tricycle was traversing the said area when it collided head on with a van driven by a 16-year old minor that encroached to its lane.

The occupants of the tricycle were rushed to a local hospital but the victim died while undergoing medical treatment.

The minor van driver was brought to the custody of the Conner Municipal Police Station awaiting the filing of the appropriate charges against him.

By Dexter A. See

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