Two dead in road collision

A rescue team member helps one of the victims of a road collision at Barangay Calumangan, Bago City, Negros Occidental Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Bago City Police Station)

By: Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD City – A member of the Philippine Navy and another man died after they figured in a collision at Kilometer 55 in Barangay Calumangan, Bago City, Negros Occidental early Thursday.

Police Corporal Ronald Javier, traffic investigator of Bago City Police Station, identified the fatalities as Efren Villanes, 60, of Barangay Pahanocoy here, and Franky Dorepes, 41, of Barangay Canjusa, Pulupandan town.

Javier said Villanes was seated at the front passenger seat of a pick-up truck driven by an unidentified man while Dorepes was driving a sedan when the latter allegedly overlapped to the opposite lane and collided with the pick-up truck.

Both vehicles were reportedly speeding on their way home when the accident happened, he added.

Due to the impact, Dorepes died on the spot while Villanes was wedged with the pick-up truck for several minutes.

Villanes expired at a private hospital here several hours later due to severe injuries.

Javier said they are still looking for the pick-up truck driver to also determine his injuries and get his testimony on the accident.