Jeepney's crash into a tree kills two, injures 22 in Batangas | Inquirer News

Jeepney’s crash into a tree kills two, injures 22 in Batangas

By: - Correspondent / @dtmallarijrINQ
/ 01:12 PM March 31, 2024 stock image of jeepney crash in Batangas FILE PHOTO stock image of jeepney crash in Batangas 

LUCENA CITY – Two persons died and 22 other vacationers were injured after the jeepney they were riding crashed into a roadside tree in Lobo town in Batangas on Black Saturday, March 30, police said.

Batangas police reported on Easter Sunday, March 31, that a jeepney driven by Alberto Urriza, 54, with 23 passengers on board, was negotiating a descending curve of the road when the driver lost control of the vehicle in Barangay (village) Malabrigo around 4:45 p.m.


The wayward jeepney hit a road barricade and subsequently crashed into a tree on the side of the street.


The driver and all his passengers sustained injuries and were taken to the nearest hospital.

However, Urriza and one of the passengers, Virgin Migo, 52, a resident of Santo Tomas City, Batangas, died along the way.

The report said the jeepney passengers came from a beach resort in Malabrigo where they spent their vacation.

The report did not specify if the jeepney, a public utility vehicle, was rented by the vacationers for their trip back home.

The police are conducting further investigation.

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