TACLOBAN CITY-Five persons on board a multi-cab died during a collision with a passenger van at about 5:45 am on Thursday (Nov.9) along a national highway in Barangay Guindapunan, Palo, Leyte.

The fatalities were identified as Vince Dale Daroy, 16; Dario Daroy, 55; Angel Leigh Daroy, 17; Rochelle Daroy, 45; Mario Daroy, 33; and Christina Daroy. All were residents of Marasbaras, this city.

The driver of the passenger van was identified as Reynaldo Porlas Jr., 42, and a resident of Pob. Liloan Southern, Leyte.

Investigation conducted by the local police disclosed that the fatalities were on board a Suzuki Double Cab, bearing plate number LNE-303, driven by Dario Daroy, came from Tacloban City going to Iglesia ni Cristo Church Palo, Leyte while the Toyota Hi-ace van driven by Porlas was coming from Palo town proper heading to Tacloban City coming from Southern Leyte area.

Upon reaching the place of the incident, the double cab maneuvered to the left and while in a horizontal position at the opposite lane, the passenger van accidentally bumped the right portion of the double cab.

The drivers of both vehicles and their passengers sustained injuries and were rushed to Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVMC) and Leyte Provincial Hospital, unfortunately Vince Dale Daroy was declared dead on arrival (DOA) by Dr. Rema Dadizon, attending physician Leyte Provincial Hospital Palo, Leyte and Mario Daroy was also declared dead on arrival (DOA) by Dr. Jay Ralph A Posion, attending physician Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVMC).

The police said that the three other fatalities died while being treated at the EVMC hospital.
Also brought to the hospital were the eight passengers of the passenger’s van identified as Harvey Calma, 21; Jenilyn Retallo, 37; Danny Retallo, 34; Evangeline Opalla, 49; Nazarius Opalla, 48; Rodal Aberte, 43; Geraldine Rosales, 28; and Lailanie Rosales, 28.