Truck kills pupil

  • Written by Jojo C. Magsombol
  • Published in Provincial
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TANAUAN City, Batangas -- Police on Tuesday reported that an eight-year-old girl died after being hit
by a truck while crossing Guijo Street in Bgy. Poblacion 3, here.

Police identified the victim as Lorna Tinozo Donaire, of Sampalukan St., Bgy. Poblacion 3, and
the truck driver as Angelito Hidalgo Abeleda, 50, married, government employee, of Bgy. Banjo East,
both in this city.
Around 7 p.m. on November 7, the truck driver surrendered to the Tanauan City Police Station.
Based on the statements gathered by investigators SPO4 Edwin A. Mejorada, SPO1 Froilan T.
Quisquino and PO1 Leo Arnie Leycano, the suspect said that he was driving the government truck (SDT-
422) when it accidentally sideswiped the victim who was crossing the road.
Some concerned citizens rushed the bloodied victim to CP Reyes Hospital where she was declared
dead on arrival by an attending physician.
The girl’s body lies at the CP Reyes Hospital morgue while the suspect was placed under the
custody of this police station for proper disposition.