Wayward truck leaves 1 dead, 4 injured in Laguna
Superintendent Marvin Saro, Calamba City police chief, identified the fatality as Abegail San Pablo, a resident of Barangay (village) Puting Lupa in Calamba City.
Injured were Zenaida Gonzaga, 47, and Christian Mendoza, 34, both residents of Calamba City, Filipina Benedicto,33, from Rosario, Batangas, and Maria Corazon Adarlo, 25, from Batangas City.
In a text message, Saro said the victims were on a passenger jeepney bound for Laguna when their vehicle was hit on its rear by a wayward 10-wheeler truck around 7:30 a.m. along the national road in Barangay (village) Turbina.
The truck also hit a shuttle bus and a tricycle before hitting a stop.
The police arrested the truck driver identified as Redulme Mosuela, who claimed losing control of the brakes.
The police are still in the area conducting an investigation.
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