Couple died, 6yo hurt in road accident

THE REGION
By Divina M. Suson
June 3, 2019

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ILIGAN CITY ----- The police are now pursuing after a suspect who 'hit and run' a couple and a child, while riding in a motorcycle, past 1PM on Sunday (June 2), at the national highway of Purok 1, Zone 1 on Barangay Nonucan, Maria Cristina.

The couple is identified as Virgilio Pagalan, 47 and wife Vilma, 45 and their 6-year old daughter, Jelian Claire.

Major Amando Cordova, deputy commander of Iligan City Traffic Division, said the victims, onboard a motorcycle driven by Virgilio, were going home from a family outing when bumped by a speeding Toyoto Revo, bearing plate number AEJ161, coming from the opposite direction.

The impact caused the vehicle stuck in a house nearby.

Thd driver, who is still unidentified, fled bringing with him the car key.

"We have able to identify the owner of the Revo based on the certificate of registration our investigator found inside the vehicle, but we have no way to identify the driver," Cordova said.

The suspect will face reckless imprudence resulting to homicide and damage to property cases.

The Revo is now impounded at the traffic division office.

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