3 killed as truck plows into pedestrians

TWO children and a young woman were killed when a pick-up truck plowed into them and two other pedestrians in Pangil, Laguna before dawn on Thursday, February 6.

In a report, the Pangil Municipal Police Station identified the fatalities as Elma Tonel Garcia, 25, Athena Eljey Tonel Garcia, 5, and Carl Justine Montegrande Macuñal, 7.

Two persons, identified as Gretchen Barrera Tonel, 29, and Giselle Montegrande Macuñal, 25, were injured.

Based on initial investigation, the silver Isuzu pick-up truck driven by Mark Saldo Sagorio, 29, was traveling towards the town of Sta. Cruz at around 1 a.m. when it hit the victims who were then walking by the roadside in Barangay Sulib.

The three victims died on the spot.

Sagorio voluntary surrendered at Pagsanjan Municipal Police Station.

He is facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and multiple physical injury. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo/SunStar Philippines)