Van plows into tricycles in Isabela province; 2 dead, 4 hurt
AURORA, Isabela – Two tricycle drivers died, and four were hurt in a road accident about 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday (January 9) in Barangay (village) San Pedro-San Pablo, police said.
Tricycle drivers Danilo Ancheta and Manny Balaba were killed when a van driven by Gregorio Tolentino, 54, of San Luis town in Pampanga province, plowed into their respective vehicles.
Rolly Wania, who was sitting behind Balaba on the tricycle, was seriously hurt in the crash.
Tolentino fell asleep on the wheel as he drove south, causing the van to swerve and plow into the two parked tricycles.
Ancheta and Balaba were declared dead on arrival at the Padron Tibio Medical Center.
Tolentino and his passengers, Rodel Pangilinan, and Jayson Mercado were slightly injured.
A case for reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicides and serious physical injuries has been readied against Tolentino. Villamor Visaya Jr./lzb
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