Family of 3 killed in motorcycle accident

Ria Galiste, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 12 2016 05:56 PM

The wake of the Garduque family.

ILOCOS SUR- A family of three from Cabaroan, Magsingal in Ilocos Sur died in a motorcycle accident Saturday night.

The victims were identified as motorcycle driver Rogelio Garduque, his wife Rosemarie, and their 8-year-old daughter Kyle.

Investigation disclosed that the motorcycle driven by Rogelio crashed into an SUV driven by Mary Ronaly Palacpac along the national highway in Barangay Panay Norte, Magsingal.

The victims were allegedly dragged by the SUV a few meters away.

They were brought to the nearest hospital but were declared dead on arrival.

Perpetua Sotelo, mother of Rose Marie, is still in shock over the sudden death of the three.

“Nang magpunta ako sa ospital tapos inangat ko yung puting kumot, nakita ko na yung anak ko, iyak ako ng iyak, tapos nakita ko rin apo ko, hindi na ako tumugil sa pag iyak, parang bumagsak ang mundo ko! Akalain mo kasi tatlo silang sabay na namatay,” she lamented.

Witnesses informed the police that the driver of the SUV managed to turn towards the other direction.

Authorities conducted a search operation for the suspect but it was reported that the driver of the SUV voluntarily surrendered to police in Bantay, Ilocos Sur.

Police Inspector Arcadio Viloria said the suspect got scared and rode a mini-bus before surrendering to police.

The parties already had an initial settlement.