1 dead in Talamban road accident; truck driver nabbed

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THE driver of the Department of Public Services (DPS) vehicle that hit a motorcycle rider in Barangay Talamban, Cebu City was arrested Wednesday, June 1, 2022, for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

Arrested was Benjamin Reyes Morga, 56, driver of the DPS truck and a resident of Sitio Biasong, Barangay Bonbon, Cebu City.

Killed in the accident was Kent Jaban Duterte, 29, a resident of Sitio Culo, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City.

Police said Duterte died on the spot as his head was cut from his body as a result of the accident.

Injured was Jobel Tablo Pining, 37, a resident of Sitio Kadahuan, Barangay Talamban.

The accident happened around 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, in Sitio Kalubigan, Barangay Talamban when Duterte overtook the bike driven by Pining. He, however, accidentally hit Pining, causing them to fell on the road.

The truck, driven by Morga, was moving behind the two victims. It then hit Duterte.

The fatality was brought to St. Francis Funeral Homes, while Morga was placed under police custody. (GPL/BBT/LMY)

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