1 killed in Bukidnon highway mishap

A MOTORCYCLE rider was killed when he rammed straight into the truck he was following along the national highway in Maramag, Bukidnon early evening Saturday, a Police Regional Office 10 report said.

Victim Dionesion delos Santos, a 27-year old resident of Purok 9, Barangay Dologon in Maramag municipality suffered serious head and body injuries and died while being taken to the Bukidnon Provincial Hospital for treatment, Bukidnon Police Provincial Office director, Colonel Roel Lami-ing said.

An investigation showed that delos Santos was tailing a cargo truck being driven by Rellie Tyrone Inguito,25, of Dan Carlos, Bukidnon along the Sayre Highway in Purok 3, Bgy. Bayabason in Maramag at 6:55 p.m. Sunday when he smashed into the tailend of the truck.

The victim was thrown off the vehicle and landed on the cemented road where rescuers picked him up and took him to the hospital where an attending physician declared him dead upon arrival.

The truck driver surrendered to the Maramag Municipal Police Station to face the charges for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and damage to properties set to be filed against him. The killer truck registered under the name of one Charlito Baroro was impounded at the local police headquarters, said Lami-ing.