Collision kills 3 on motorcycle in North Cotabato

By Arianne Apatan, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Jul 14 2014 06:56 PM | Updated as of Jul 15 2014 02:56 AM

COTABATO CITY - Three men on board a motorcycle died on the spot after they were hit by an unknown vehicle in the national highway in Aleosan, North Cotabato early morning Sunday.

Aleosan Police Chief Sr. Insp. Zian Cubil identified the three fatalities as Noli Catulong, and brothers Delbert and Delmer Vios.

"Definitely nakainom [sila] kasi nanggaling sila sa isang discohan. After nila mag-disco dito sa may Sta. Cruz, pauwi na sila. Pa-cross sila ng highway, doon sila nahagip," said Cubil.

He added that there are no witnesses that can help investigators identify what kind of vehicle collided with the motorcycle.

"Wala po talaga kasi ala-una ng madaling araw, pababa ng bridge ng Midsayap. Wala po talagang tao doon," Cubil said.

Authorities are now checking repair shops for vehicles under repair, after they found a yellow-green bumper on the crime scene.

Aleosan Police has also asked the assistance of policemen from nearby towns of Midsayap, Libungan, Pigcawayan, and Cotabato City to identify the suspect involved in the incident.