MULTIPLE charges will be filed today, June 13, against the 10-wheeler truck driver involved in the fatal vehicular collision in Matina Pangi, Davao City on Tuesday, June 11, which resulted to the death of 10 individuals and one remains in critical conditi

Joel Sinampay Aras, 36, a resident of Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City is facing charges on reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide with double serious physical injuries and damage to property. 

Police Major Ronald Lao, chief of Talomo Police Staion, said they are now preparing the case against Aras. Inquest proceedings is scheduled today at the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Based on the initial investigations of the traffic section of the Talomo Police Station, the 10-wheeler truck, which was carrying sacks of rice, was traveling at a high speed when it collided with vehicles at the junction Matina Pangi Road and Carlos P. Garcia Highway.

According to the driver of the truck, he lost control of the break near a gas station along the Carlos P. Garcia Highway.

At present, Aras is in the custody of the Talomo Police Station.

Meanwhile, Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Alexander Tagum said that the latest of the victims to die was Vicente Cedeno, the driver of L300 Van and resident of Lamanan, Calinan who died around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday while undergoing treatment at Southeastern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC).

The three who were not identified Tuesday, are now identified as Jose Sayman Manaytay, 22, male, employee of KSMG Hardware and a resident of Binondo, Baganga, Davao Oriental; Virjiher Cabalo Sangco, 18, male, student of St. Peter College of Toril, working student of Revier Retreat House of Ulas; and Hernie Bastatas, legal age, male, student of St. Peter College of Toril, working student of Revier Retreat House of Ulas, and a resident of Catalunan Grande, Davao City. Their bodies currently lie at Villa Funeral Parlor.

The identified victims who were dead on the spot are Jhonnyvee Congcong Ustan, 32, married, tricycle driver and a resident of Km. 6 Matina Crossing, D.C. (Villa Funeral Parlor); Renato Congcong Lozada, 54, married, trisikad driver and a resident of Km. 6 Matina Pangi, D.C (Villa Funeral Parlor); Emily Dionela Vierness, 36, passenger (Villa Funeral Parlor); and Rabbi Kyle Viernes, 3, passenger (Angel Funeral Parlor), all residents of Km. 6 Matina Pangi, Davao City.

Also, included in the list of fatalities were Sister Carmen Remoraza Saniel, 62, of Revier Retreat House of Ulas, Davao City (Villa Funeral Parlor); and Danny San Luis, 62, driver of Avanza (Sanitarium Morgue but later transferred to Cosmopolitan Funeral Parlor) while his grandson, Leonardo Sargillo, 8, who was earlier admitted at Sanitarium Hospital was discharged and in stable condition.


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