Truck kills 12 year old girl in Agusan del Sur

A twelve-year old girl was killed late after she was hit by a pick-up truck along the national highway in a remote village in Agusan del Sur Saturday evening, police reports said on Sunday.

Reports reaching the PNP operations center in Camp Crame identified the victim as Lavilla Peronillo, 12 yrs old and resident of Brgy. Bayugan 2, San Francisco town of said province.

The reports said Peronillo was hit by a L200 pickup truck, driven by Kenneth Manalinao, 26, a resident of Davao Del Norte, after suddenly crossing the road in their village at around 6pm Saturday.

The victim was rushed to the D.O. Plaza Memorial Hospital in Prosperidad town but was declared dead on arrival, the reports said.

The reports added that Manalinao is now under custody of the San Francisco Police who also impounded his vehicle.

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