2 construction workers die in motorcycle-dump truck collision in Naga City, Cebu

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(UPDATED) TWO construction workers were killed in a collision between a 10-wheeler dump truck and a motorcycle in Barangay Lutac, Naga City, Cebu at 10:55 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

The fatalities were identified as Floyd Basillote, 26, a steelman and driver of the motorcycle, of Barangay Cabiangon, Pinamungahan, Cebu, and his backride who is also his neighbor, Winston dela Rama, 28.

The two died instantly at the scene after they were run over by the dump truck (NAW 9797) driven by Roland Tapic Alferez, of Barangay Pangdan, Naga City.

Alferez was detained at the Naga City Police Station shortly after the incident on Tuesday night but was later released at noon yesterday after the family of the victims decided not to file a complaint against him as they still have to attend to the dead.

In an interview with Sunstar Superbalita, Sgt. Aristeo Tampus of Naga Traffic Police Division said the victims were intoxicated during the incident.

The sibling of Basillote told the police that the victims were going to Minglanilla to look for food as they were hungry.

"Gigutom unya mag 'food trip' daw sila adto sa Minglanilla, mobalik rapud dayon (They said they were having a 'food trip' to Minglanilla and return immediately after)," Sgt. Tampus said.

Basillote was maneuvering a curved portion of the road in Barangay Lutac but was not able to go back to his lane and instead collided with the dumptruck.

The dump truck was on its way to Toledo City to deliver sand. (GPL, TPT)

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