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Man on top of truck dies after neck gets caught in wire

  • Written by Itchie Cabayan
  • Published in Metro
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A GARBAGE collector died when he fell from the garbage truck after his neck got entangled in loose, hanging wire the other night in Sampaloc, Manila.

Victim Jonel Cataylo, 25, of Bldg. 26, Unit 119 Permanent Housing, Tondo, Manila, died from head injuries.
SPO4 Marco Saunar, of the Manila District Traffic Enforcement Unit (MDTEU), gathered that the incident occurred at around 2:40 a.m. while driver Manolito Zacarias, 47, of Lower Moonlight, Barangay De Jesus, GMA, Cavite, was cruising along the southbound lane of Lacson Avenue.
The victim was reportedly seated on the roof of the truck along with colleague Jovanie Ybanes Ramos when his neck got caught in the wire, sending him off the truck and to the solid ground.
Cataylo was rushed by his co-workers to the nearest hospital to no avail.
A case of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide was filed against Zacarias before the  Manila Prosecutor’s Office.