5 die in CDO road crash

Posted at 01/21/11 12:51 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Five people died in a collision between a passenger jeepney and a 10-wheeler truck in Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City on Thursday afternoon.

Senior Inspector Ulysses Gere, Cugman police sub-station commander, identified the fatalities as Marites Sabutron, Ralph Bollantes, Helda Ulapi, Eula Conales and Mary Jane Jinky Abay-Abay.

Gere said the victims were all passengers of the jeepney.

He said the truck's driver escaped after the accident, but eventually decided to surrender on Friday. -- Report from Fred Dellava, radio dzMM