Woman killed in freak road accident

Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 08 2016 11:17 AM

CAGAYAN DE ORO – A 32-year-old woman was killed in a freak accident after she was sideswiped by an elf truck and hit by another vehicle while crossing the road in Baloy, Barangay Tablon, this city Wednesday night.

Leah Grace Labor, a single mother from Compostella Valley, was declared dead on the spot.

Labor was about to go home when she was hit by the truck loaded with cooking oil at around 6 p.m.

Truck driver Loreto Fernandez said he didn't notice the victim crossing the road because of the absence of street lights in the area.

Police said they are still investigating the witness’ account that another vehicle also struck the victim.

The driver is now detained and will face a case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.