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4 die in fiery vehicle crash in Negros Occidental highway

Marchel P. Espina
4 die in fiery vehicle crash in Negros Occidental highway

Four people died in a fiery vehicle crash in Valladolid town, Negros Occidental Tuesday, November 24.

Photo by Mark Cabrillos

Police say the accident happened when the van crossed over to the opposite lane

Four people were killed after their vehicles collided head-on and caught fire at Barangay Sagua Banua in Valladolid town in this province early Tuesday, November 24.

Killed were van driver Wendel Larios and his younger brother Carlo, both of Mabinay, Negros Oriental; van driver Diany Garcia and helper Evel Elostrisimo.

Captain Wilfredo Benoman Jr, Valladolid town police chief, said that Larios’ van crossed over to the opposite lane, resulting in a head-on collision with the oncoming vehicle.

Larios could have fallen asleep while behind the wheel, he added.

He said that Garcia’s van was carrying tank, which ignited the fire. The driver was delivering oil, he added.

One of the victims was still alive after the crash but could not be extracted by the first responders as he was pinned down by the vehicle, Benoman said. – Rappler.com