ORMOC CITY– Two elderly siblings were killed when an armored van bumped into the two crossing women killing one victim instantly while the other was declared dead on arrival at a local hospital in Baybay City.
The incident happened on Saturday (Jan.6) at about 8:30 pm along a national highway in Barangay Hilapnitan.
The fatalities were identified as Anacorita Israel, 88, widow, and her sister Felisa, 86, widow, both residents of Brgy. Hilapnitan.
The driver of the armored van was identified as Boy Garbo,36 who is from Brgy. Masarayao, Kananga, Leyte.
The police said that the vehicle was travelling from Baybay City to Ormoc City and upon reaching the place of occurrence, accidentally hit the sibling who were crossing the road.
The impact resulted in the instantaneous death of Anacorita.
Local rescue group that responded to the area took the other victim Felisa to Immaculate Conception Hospital but was declared dead on arrival by the attending.
The body of Anacorita was brought to a funeral parlor in Albuera, Leyte while her sister was brought to a local funeral parlor in Baybay City.
The driver along with his vehicle was brought to Baybay CPS for proper disposition.