Ten people were killed while 7 others were injured in a collision between a passenger van and a 6-wheeler cargo truck at Bunawan District, Davao City before dawn Wednesday.
Initial investigation showed the passenger van from Monkayo, Compostela Valley overtook another vehicle and crashed head-on with the 6-wheeler truck at the crossing of Mahayag past 5 a.m.
Van driver Joey Alcazaren was killed on the spot while truck driver Juanito Labrigas suffered a fracture.
Nine of the fatalities were killed on the spot while the tenth victim died at the Southern Philippines Medical Center.
The incident caused heavy traffic in the area before the vehicles were cleared. Report by Rodirey Salas, ABS-CBN Davao