4 killed in Olongapo head-on collision

FOUR people on Sunday night were killed when the car they were riding was run over by a 10-wheeler dump truck in Bgy. New Cabalan, Olongapo City.

The fatalities were identified as Romnick Tiu, Robie Renz Tiu, Veronica Ng, and Carlo Esguerra.

All four victims sustained severe head and body injuries and were declared dead on arrival at the James L. Gordon Memorial Hospital.

An investigation showed the victims, had just attended a wedding proposal of a relative, and were traveling on a Toyota Camry with plate no. XPR 424 on their way to Olongapo City from Mariveles, Bataan when they met their tragic death on the highway in Bgy. New Cabalan.

Police said when the car reached the sharp curve portion of the zigzag road on Jose Abad Santos Avenue, a dump truck with plate no. CAK 1460 driven by Domingo Faelanca Firmo, 56, of Marilao Bulacan, encroached the opposite lane and collided head on with the victims’ car around 8pm on Sunday.

The car went underneath the truck, making it hard to retrieve the victims’ bodies.

The truck driver, who was unharmed, is now under police custody.

He told probers that he is not feeling well when the incident happened.

It was learned the truck is used in mining operations in Zambales.

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