Security guard dies in road mishap

A SECURITY guard died in an accident at Burgos Extension, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City Friday. (Police Station 4 photo)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A security guard who was believed to be drunk died after his motorcycle allegedly crashed into a passenger jeepney at Burgos Extension, Barangay Villamonte here Friday night.

Police identified the fatality as John Romulo Agustin, 27, of Barangay Granada.

Police Captain Rey Tolosa Jr., head of Police Station 4, said Agustin allegedly tried to overtake a passenger jeepney driven by Jaime Bawaan Jr., 51, of Barangay 17.

However, Agustin suddenly returned to his original lane to avoid an approaching vehicle on the opposite lane, which led to the deadly crash.

Agustin succumbed to head injuries.

“He was allegedly speeding and was not wearing a helmet when it happened,” Tolosa said.

Tolosa said Bawaan and his passengers were unharmed.

Bawaan was released from police custody, following a settlement between both parties.