ORMOC CITY-An entire family composed of four persons died after the motorcycle that they were on board was hit by a light truck in Caibiran, Biliran on Sunday night.
Dead on the spot were Jimmy Agosto, his wife Solidad and children Jameson and Jonalyn, report from the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police said.
The family was on their way home in sitio Tan-ag of Barangay Maurang of the said town when they were hit head-on by the light truck (Fuso canter) driven by Benigno Garcia, a resident of Brgy. Cabibihan of the same town at about 6:20 pm along sitio Taloto which is within the village of Maurang, the police said.
The suspect tried to overtake another motorcycle driven by Anatalia Veruen which resulted for it to hit instead the motorcycle where the victims were on board.
The victims were brought to the Biliran Provincial Hospital but were declared as dead on arrival by their attending physician.
The driver, who was said to be under the influence of intoxicated liquor, is now detained at the Caibiran municipal station.
Charges for reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide is being readied against the suspect who was not injured during the said accident. (ROBERT DEJON)