Truck runs over security guard in Ilocos Sur

Bryan Realgo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 06 2016 04:50 AM

ILOCOS SUR - A 28-year-old security guard was killed while crossing a street in the town of Sto. Domingo Sunday.

Based on investigation, the victim, Mark Anthony Pacpaco, was crossing the street when he was hit by a delivery truck, driven by Loven Balagat.

Balagat said he tried to avoid the victim but he failed.

Pacpaco sustained severe head injury and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

According to Balagat, Pacpaco may have not noticed the truck because he was using his mobile phone.

"Wala siguro siya naririnig o napapansin dahil nag-tetetxt siya," he said.

Balagat will be facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

The victim's family did not give any statement on the incident.

Authorities advised the public to always be alert when crossing streets to avoid accidents.