Old man dead as jeep rams into trees in Iloilo

A seventy-seven yeard old man was killed when a passenger jeep ram into several trees in Iloilo City Wednesday afternoon and also injuring eight other passengers, police reports said Thursday.

Reports reaching Camp Crame identified the lone fatality in the jeep accident as Raymundo Payda, who died while being rushed to a nearby hospital.

The reports said the incident took place at around 1:30pm along the national highway in Brgy. Buyuan in Iloilo City.

The passenger jeep, driven by a certain Ronald Celestial, rammed into the trees after its driver lost control while trying to avoid another vehicle, reports said.

The reports said jeepney was on its way to Igbaras town when the accident occurred.

The driver was arrested.

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