1 killed in sedan-truck collision in Cebu town
CEBU CITY—A 57-year-old man was killed on Friday after the car he was driving collided with a 10-wheeler truck in Minglanilla town, 17 kilometers south of here.
Orencio Taraya was on his way home in Barangay (village) Tungkop, Minglanilla from Cebu City about 1:50 a.m. when his Toyota Vios rammed into a 10-wheeler truck along the national highway in Barangay Poblacion Ward 1, Minglanilla.
Truck driver Alvin Samino, 33, was detained by the Minglanilla police pending filing of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide charges at the prosecutor’s office.
Supt. Dexter Calacar, Minglanilla police chief, said that based on witnesses’ account, the Toyota Vios was straddling both two lanes while heading to Tungkop.
The driver of a 10-wheeler truck that was ahead of Samino’s swerved to the other lane to avoid hitting the car.
But Samino who was tailing behind the first 10-wheeler truck didn’t notice the car immediately and rammed onto the Toyota Vios.
The car was crumpled like a tin can upon impact, killing its driver.
Calacar said he talked to the relatives of Taraya, who told him the victim was drunk while driving home./rga
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