3 die as car hits electric post in Tuguegarao City
TUGUEGARAO CITY –– Three people died instantly while two others were injured after their car crashed into an electric post along the Balzain East Highway here on Monday evening, police said.
Lt. Franklin Cafirma, Tuguegarao City police spokesperson, identified the fatalities as Fidel Baldos, Alvin Dela Cruz, and Patrick Desuasido.
Their injured companions were Rowel Bambilla and car driver Kenneth Maggay.
Investigators said the group’s Mitsubishi Strada was speedily cruising the road when Maggay lost control of the car before slamming into an electric post.
The police said the car driver and the passengers were drunk at the time of the accident.
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