BAGUIO CITY (May 14, 2022) – Two did not reach the hospital alive after the car they were riding rammed into an Acacia tree at around 4:53 AM Saturday along the National Highway in Barangay Gongogong, San Ildefonso, Ilocos Sur.
The two fatalities were identified as: Floresto Daynos Tulali, 40, from Barangay Magnuang, Batac, Ilocos Norte; and Federico Roque Pascual, 29, from Barangay Gongogong, San Idelfonso. Their companion who was injured was identified as Khimberly dela Cruz Estabillo, 26, from Barangay Tabug, Batac, Ilocos Norte.
San Idelfonso police said the car driven by Tulali was heading North when he lost control and went straight to the tree along the highway.
The vehicle’s front portion was damaged up to the passenger’s cabin giving it difficult for rescuers to extract the victims, police said.
Police added the victims were drunk.
Artemio A. Dumlao