3 KILLED, 5 HURT IN ROAD MISHAP
Killed in the morning accident in Taloot, Argao was a grandpa, his wife and grandchild, who were going home to Cebu City after vacationing in Oslob
On their way back to Cebu City after a break in Oslob, a man, his wife, and their grandson died in an accident that involved four vehicles in Barangay Taloot, Argao town. Four other grandchildren survived.
A trailer truck hit the Sellote family’s minivan and sent it spinning toward another car behind them. The truck then hit an SUV, before crashing into some mangroves. Its driver is now in police custody.
A man, his wife and his grandson were killed while five others were injured in a four-vehicle smashup in Sitio Himongbongan, Barangay Taloot in Argao, Southern Cebu yesterday morning.
Jose Aquillo Sellote, 62; his wife, Virgilia, 61; and his grandson Vince Brylle Villaces, 4, didn’t survive their injuries and died in the Dr. Isidro Kintanar Memorial Hospital in Argao after the accident.
Sellote and his companions were on board a multivan and were proceeding toward Cebu City after a vacation in Oslob when, upon passing by Barangay Taloot, they encountered a trailer truck driven by Leonel Judith, who works for a trucking service firm in Mandaue City.
PO1 Jayson Lobendina of the Argao Police Station said that Judith was traveling toward Barangay Binlod in the same town to deliver poultry feeds when Sellote’s car suddenly made a left turn toward his lane.
While Sellote was making a left turn, his vehicle struck the left side of Judith’s truck.
The collision sent Sellote’s vehicle bouncing back to the southbound lane, hitting a gray car driven by Julius Caesar Olivar, 29, who was tailing them.
After his truck was hit by Sellote’s vehicle, Judith lost control of the vehicle and hit an SUV driven by Sulpicio Obod before crashing into a mangrove plantation on the side of the road.
Residents in the area immediately called emergency responders.
While the couple and Villaces didn’t survive the crash, their other four grandchildren survived but remained under medical observation due to their injuries.
Lobendina said Olivar and Obod also survived the accident.
Judith is currently detained at the Argao Police Station. /
CRASH SITE. Police secure the crash site in Barangay Taloot, Argao while residents look on.