Accountant Alejandre Brotarlo and his girlfriend, Queenie Rocaberte, die in a collision between a car and a truck along Osmeña Avenue in Victorias City, Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon, April 18. (Photo by Victorias City Police)
A HAPPY visit turned tragic after an accountant and his girlfriend died when their car collided with a truck along Osmeña Avenue in Victorias City, Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon, the 18th april.
Victorias City Police Station Chief Colonel Joseph Fajardo identified the deaths as Alejandre Brotarlo, 28, of Roseville Heights in Roxas City, Capiz, and Queenie Rocaberte, 23, of Quezon Street Extension, Barangay 5 in Victorias City.
Initial investigation showed the car being driven by Brotarlo was heading north when he lost control of the vehicle upon reaching the Hacienda Newtown area in Barangay 13.
The vehicle swerved to the left side of the road and collided with the oncoming truck driven by Juanito Panes Jr., 43, from Barangay Inapoy in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Fajardo said, adding that the Brotarlo’s car could accelerate.
He said the truck loaded with sacks of sugar was from Victorias Milling Company and was en route to Bredco Port in Bacolod City when the accident happened.
Fajardo told Sunstar Bacolod that Brotarlo was in the province to visit Rocaberte who is supposed to go abroad.
Rocaberte and Brotarlo died upon arrival at Kaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital in the city.
Panes is currently in the custody of Victorias City Police while the families of the victims have yet to decide whether to press charges against him.
He can face reckless recklessness resulting in multiple homicides and property damage.*
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