Angelika dela Cruz's brother dies in road mishap

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 07 2010 03:27 PM | Updated as of Jun 08 2010 08:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The family of Angelika dela Cruz on Monday appealed for privacy after the actress’s brother died in a road accident that occurred along North Luzon Expressway.

Reports said 28-year-old Edward dela Cruz was killed instantly after a truck hit his vehicle around 5 a.m. Monday. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

“Sana po ay maintindihan ninyo po ang aking pakiusap, gayundin ang buo kong pamilya, lalo na sa mga kaibigan natin sa media, na kung maaari, ibigay ninyo po muna sa amin ang araw na ito. Maraming salamat po," dela Cruz said in a statement sent to ABS-CBN News.

“Sa mga oras na ito ay labis po ang aming kalungkutan sa biglaang pagpanaw ng aking kapatid. Hindi pa po kami makapaniwala at hindi matanggap ang pangyayari,” she added.

The actress also thanked those who expressed their condolences to her family.