Four-year-old girl dies in Luna, Isabela road mishap

A four-year-old girl was killed and four others were injured at dawn Saturday after a Mitsubishi Pajero van slammed onto an overloaded tricycle along the Santiago-Tuguegarao diversion road in Barangay Dadap village in Luna, Isabela, police said.

Police Sr. Insp. Calixto Labang, Luna police chief, said the fatality was identified as Danica Babaran.

Wounded were Danica’s parents Dandy, 26, and Jenalyn, 26, both residents of Cabaruan, Cauayan City, and her cousins Christian, 11; Janela, 10, and Eric John, all surnamed Balmes and residents of Mambabanga village here.

Probers said the Pajero car tried to overtake another car but he failed to control the steering wheel and collided with the tricycle, which was loaded with the seven occupants, who were then cruising in the same road.

Police have been preparing homicide and multiple frustrated homicide charges against the Pajero driver, whose identity has yet to be divulged by the police. PNA

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