Calamba road crash kills 1, injures 3

One person died while three others were injured in a road crash in Calamba City, Laguna early Monday, which the police attributed to poor visibility caused by the eruption of Taal Volcano.

Lt. Col. Chitadel Gaorian, Calabarzon police spokesperson, said the accident happened along the national highway in Barangay Paciano Rizal at around 1 a.m.

Initial investigation revealed that an Isuzu truck bound for Manila from Cabuyao City turned turtle after it rammed into a concrete post at curved portion of the highway.

Killed on the spot was driver Gilbert Briones who sustained severe injuries on the head and body. His companions namely Jovin Daen, 22; Reymar Daen, 34; and Charity Flores, 33; were injured

According to Gaorian, Briones lost control of the vehicle due to poor visibility as his truck’s windshield was covered by ashfall coming from the volcano.

The injured are recuperating from their injuries at a hospital in Laguna. – Emmanuel Tupas

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