By Marisol Bo-oc | 01:34 PM May 29, 2022 Updated at 2 p. m., May 29, 2022
Three killed and five others were injured after a ten-wheeler truck hit a tricycle in Barangay Bacani in Clarin town on Sunday morning, May 29, 2022.
According to Police Staff Sergeant Reno Cruz of Clarin Police Station, the incident happened at past 10 a. m.
The tricycle with seven passengers onboard was on its way to Talibon town when a speeding dumptruck driven by Saturnino Tirol Jr. hit it.
Three of the passengers died on the spot. They were Joelito Avenido, Maximo Yolego and Shirley Abesia.
Injured passengers were identified as David Dapit, Cleofe Avenido, Melodina Torrefiel and Dioscoro Torrefiel— all residents of Mahanay Island, Talibon town. Arvin Sucubos, driver of the tricycle, also sustained injuries.
They were rushed to Clarin community hospital for immediate treatment.
Tirol, the driver of the truck, is now detained at the Clarin police station pending the filing of a case.