Driver of tanker in death of 2 released from police custody

The driver of a fuel tanker that hit a motorcycle and caused the death of two at the intersection of Bangga Cory and the Circumferential Road in Brgy. Taculing, Bacolod City has been released from police custody.

Released from police custody on Saturday was Laurence Dalida Pandes, 28, of Prk. Sambag, Brgy. Alijis, Bacolod, after an initial settlement was reached with the families of the victims, Capt. Dax Santillan, Police Station 6 chief, said Monday, January 16.

Killed in the accident was the motorcycle driver Jim Carl Huertas Macaya, 26, of Barangay Singcang and his girlfriend Angelu Magdaraog, 20, of Barangay Handumanan, Bacolod.

Pandes was traveling from west and executing a right turn when he accidentally hit the motorcycle, a police report said.*

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