2 dead in Culaba accident. Photo by Juvy Rosaros
2 dead in Culaba accident. Photo by Juvy Rosaros

by BiliranIsland.com Staff
Published 8:56 PM, March 4, 2017
Updated 12:01 AM, March 5, 2017

Culaba, Biliran – Two died after an AUV truck hit a traveling motorcycle along the national highway of Culaba municipality on March 4, 2017 at around 6 in the evening.

Photo by Juvy Rosaros
Photo by Juvy Rosaros

The fatalities were identified as Niel Aruta, the driver and his passenger Dane Danielle Dela Cruz, a 13 year old student both were residents of Brgy. Pinamihagan, Culaba. Both died on the spot.

2 die in Culaba accident. A panel truck and a motor collided in Brgy. Salvacion, Culaba. The motorcycle driver, and his backriding son both died in the accident. Photo by Juvy Rosaros
2 die in Culaba accident. A panel truck and a motor collided in Brgy. Salvacion, Culaba. The motorcycle driver, and his backriding son both died in the accident. Photo by Juvy Rosaros

Police said that both vehicles were traveling on opposite direction when the the truck accidentally hit the motorcycle which caused the tragic collision.

Two die as AUV truck hit a motorcycle in Culaba. Photo by Jane Diaz Completado
Two die as AUV truck hit a motorcycle in Culaba.
Photo by Jane Diaz Completado

Joebert Masucol Salodaga, 22, driver of the AUV truck voluntarily surrendered to the authorities.

Photo by Jane Diaz Completado
Photo by Jane Diaz Completado

The vehicles are now in the possession of the police subject to investigation. Both are licensed with the AUV truck bearing the plate no. NR RBW 258 and the motorcycle, a red RUSI with a temporary plate NR EC 99503.

Photo by Juvy Rosaros
Photo by Juvy Rosaros

The Culaba Police Station is still investigating the incident.

Photo by Jane Diaz Completado
Photo by Jane Diaz Completado

The Culaba mishap is the first reported vehicular accident with two fatalities for the year 2017. – BiliranIsland.com

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