2 dead, 3 hurt in Davao City road crash
2 dead, 3 hurt in Davao City road crash
DAVAO CITY- Two persons died and three others were hurt in a road crash incident in Bankerohan Public market along A. Pichon St., in this city around 5:30 Sunday morning.

San Pedro Chief of Police Major Marvin Hugos identified the dead victims as Jamie Lopez Cole, 63 and a resident of Kilometer 10 Buhangin District, Cabantian and Rocel Luna Haspe, 34 years of Purok 15 Green St Spring Village, Maa, Davao City. 

Both are declared dead on the spot for sufferring fatal injuries. 

Hugos said the three other victims who are currently under medication following the incident are Teresita Pilapil Tangaro, 45, Michael Baldoman Maghuyop, 44, and Mae Antoneth P. Anticamara, 20.

Initial investigation showed that the incident took place when the suspect named Rodriguez Cadiente, 44 and a resident of Purok 12 Saint John Bucana suddenly boarded and drove the military vehicle of Task Force Davao which was parked and left unattended by the driver, Private First Class Patrick Trumata.

Trumata disembarked from the vehicle leaving its engine on  accordingly, for personal necessities. However, during the course of the investigation, Trumata claimed he left the vehicle while the engine was running to check if all his subordinates who  were on board  had already  disembarked.

Cadiente immediately moved forward the vehicle badly hitting  the parked motorcycle and Mitsubishi Xpander.

The suspect is now held in police custody awaiting for a criminal case to be filed against him.

Hugos said the suspect will be facing reckless imprudence resulting to homicide.

TF Davao Spokesman Captain John Louie Dema-ala said Trumata will be charged administratively for negligence and possibly will also be facing criminal charges. 

TF Davao, on the other hand expresses its sincerest sympathies and apologies to the families of the victims, including the general public over the unfortunate incident. 

TF Davao in its statement said they will take full responsibility for the incident and assure coordination with the families of the victims.

"We are closely working with the Davao City Police Office, and the San Pedro Police Precinct who are on top of the situation," the statement said.

"We would like to assure the public that we are working to secure the city and, again, we apologize for the incident," TF Davao said.

Photos from San Pedro PNP

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