BJMP trainee dead, 3 hurt in Pagadian City road mishap

A BUREAU of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) trainee was killed while three others were injured in a smash up along the highway in Pagadian City, the police said Saturday, July 20.

Police Lieutenant Colonel Alvin Saguban, Pagadian City police chief, said the incident occurred at 5:10 a.m. Saturday in Tiguma village, Pagadian City.

Saguban identified the fatality as Jail Officer 1 (JO1) Junrey Benag, 26, a resident of the village of Sto. Niño, Pagadian City.

Wounded was Walter Eslit, driver of one of the two trucks, and his two assistants, whose names were not immediately available.

Saguban said investigation showed Benag was driving motorcycle on the way to the BJMP headquarters to attend the last day of his training when bumped by a truck loaded with animal feeds driven by Eslit.

The truck driven by Eslit later crashed on another truck which was parked at the side of the road that damaged both vehicles, he added.

The police chief said Eslit admitted to have fallen asleep while driving en route to Cagayan de Oro City. (SunStar Philippines)


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