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3 dead, 7 hurt in van-truck collision in Tuao, Cagayan

/ 01:54 PM August 24, 2019

SANTIAGO CITY –– Three people, including the driver of a passenger van, were killed in a Friday night (Aug. 23) collision with a trailer truck along the national road in the Cagayan town of Tuao.

Van driver Arnel Ulakit died instantly from the impact while passengers Michael Ulakit and a still-unidentified woman passed away while being treated at a hospital following the accident along Barangay Naruangan, according to Police Staff Sergeant Voltaire Cabbangan, Tuao police investigator.

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Seven other passengers were hurt in the crash.

The collision was attributed to heavy rains that made the road slippery.

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Trailer truck driver Jessie Dumenden slammed into the van when he swerved towards the opposite lane after evading a loose power cable hanging across the road, police said./lzb

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