Man faces charges over road mishap that killed 1

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


POLICE are set to file charges against a man who figured in a road accident that killed a man and injured another along McArthur Highway in Barangay Sirawan, Toril in Davao City Saturday.

Charges of reckless imprudence resulting to homicide, physical injuries, and damage to property are set to be filed against Daniel Castañeda Española, a resident of Buluan, Maguindanao.

Española was pointed responsible for the death of Ronnie Saga Heyrana, a native of Zamboanga del Sur, a transient resident of Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur and the injury of Heyrana’s passenger identified as Roselito Taghos Coronel.

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Española was also held accountable for the damages wrought on a tricycle driven by Leonardo Saavedra.

Investigation conducted by the Toril police revealed that Española, driving a van, was travelling along the north bound lane while Heyrana, driving a motorcycle, and Saavedra were both heading towards south.

Upon reaching the said place of incident, Española tried to overtake a vehicle by swerving to the opposite lane. But as the suspect went to the other lane, his vehicle slammed on the front portion of Heyrana's motorcycle and side swept the vehicle of Saavedra.

Heyrana died before reaching Mediquest Medical Hospital.

Española, meanwhile, turned himself in to the Toril police where he is currently detained.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 11, 2013.

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