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Two siblings dead in Samar road crash

/ 06:36 PM January 23, 2023
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TACLOBAN CITY — Two siblings died in a vehicular accident in Pinabacdao town, Samar after they were hit head-on by a wing van on Monday morning.

Jerome Tabontabon, 17, and his elder sister, Janna, 18, passed away while being transported to a hospital, according to Capt. Leslie Montabon, the town’s police chief.

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According to Montabon, the siblings were on their way to school from their home in Barangay Lali, also in Pinabacdao, when the accident happened at about 8 a.m.

“The two were riding a motorcycle on their way to school when it was bumped by the Isuzu wing van loaded with milk,” Montabon said.

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Based on the investigation, Jerome, who was driving the motorcycle, tried to overtake a passenger bus when it was hit by the wing van driven by Robert Cadorna, 45.

The driver is now detained at the Pinabacdao municipal police station’s detention facility.

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