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Girl killed, 2 hurt by wayward car in barangay aspirant’s motorcade

A 5-YEAR-OLD girl was killed and two others were injured after they were hit by a Honda Fit that participated in a caravan of a barangay chairman candidate in Bunawan on Saturday, Oct. 21.

The driver, identified Geovani Marchan, 41, a resident of Purok 7, Inabanga, Bunawan District later surrendered to the police.

Major Jake Goles, the acting commander of Bunawan Police Station, identified the fatality as Marie Chan P. Intapaya, 5, a resident of Purok 17, Promise Land, Bunawan District.

Meanwhile, Shiela Mae Casimsiman, 25, and motorcycle driver Andrew Tamsi, 25, both residents of Purok 17, Promise Land, sustained injuries. 

According to the report, both vehicles were traversing the barangay road when Marchan bumped the rear portion of the motorcycle. He also rammed two other pedestrians standing near the gate of the Campomanes store. 

The victims were immediately brought to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for treatment. Later at around 11:20 a.m., the 5-year-old was declared dead by the attending physician.

In an interview on Sunday, Goles said Marchan surrendered around 11:40 a.m. on the same day he initially sped away after hitting the motorcycle and two pedestrians.

He will face a case for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and physical injuries.

He said the driver is included in the motorcade of a candidate running for barangay chairman in the area.

Nag reach out na po ata team ni kapitan sa mga family ng victims,” Goles said. “They are also willing to shoulder the expenses and hospitalization.”



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