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First Posted 7:01 PM 11/11/2023

Palo, Leyte—Five persons on board a multi-cab died during a collision with a passenger van about 5:45 in the morning on Thursday, November 9, along the National Highway of Brgy. Guindapunan of this municipality.

The fatalities were identified as Vince Dale Daroy, 16, single, student at LNHS, Dario Daroy, 55, married, engineer, Angel Leigh Daroy, 17, single, Senior High at EVSU Tacloban City, Rochelle Daroy, 45, Secretary, Pugna Security Agency, Mario Daroy, 33 and Christina Daroy, legal age, married, housekeeper all residents of Marasbaras Tacloban City. While the driver of Toyota Hi ace Van 3.0 M/T, color Silver Mica Metallic, bearing plate no. Z7L500, was identified as Reynaldo Porlas Jr., 42, married, driver and a resident of Pob. Liloan Southern, Leyte.

Investigation conducted by the local police disclosed that the fatalities were on board a Suzuki Double Cab color purple, bearing plate no. LNE-303, driven by Dario Daroy, 56, still in the hospital, married, and a resident of St Scholastica Village, Brgy. Guindapunan came from Tacloban City going to Iglesia ni Cristo Church Palo, Leyte while the Toyota Hi-ace van driven by Porlas was coming from Palo town proper heading to Tacloban City coming from Southern Leyte area.

Upon reaching the place of incident the double cab manoeuvred to the left while in horizontal position at the opposite lane, the passenger van accidentally bumped the right portion of the double cab. The drivers of both vehicles and their passengers sustained injuries and were rushed to Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVMC) and Leyte Provincial Hospital, unfortunately Vince Dale Daroy was declared Dead on Arrival (DOA) by Dr. Rema Dadizon, attending physician Leyte Provincial Hospital Palo, Leyte and Mario Daroy was also declared Dead on Arrival (DOA) by Dr. Jay Ralph A Posion, attending physician Eastern Visayas Medical Center (EVMC).

The police said that the three other fatalities died while being treated at the EVMC hospital.

Also brought to the hospital were the 8 passengers of the passenger’s van identified as Harvey A. Calma, 21, jobless, a resident of Purok 1 Pandon Liloan Southern Leyte. (Injured) Jenilyn M. Retallo, 37, food chain crew, married a resident of Saint Bernard Southern Leyte. (Injured), Danny Retallo, 34, married, jobless, a resident of Saint Bernard Southern Leyte. (Injured), Evangeline A. Opalla, 49, jobless, married and a resident of Hinunangan Southern Leyte. (Injured), Nazarius A Opalla, 48, tricycle driver, married, and a resident of Hinunangan Southern Leyte. (Injured), Rodal T. Aberte, 43, with live-in partner a resident of Sogod Southern Leyte. (Injured), Geraldine F Rosales, 28, married a resident of Cagbolo, Abuyog Leyte. (Injured), and Lailanie R. Rosales, 28, jobless, married and a resident of Cagbolo, Abuyog, Leyte. (injured).


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