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Truck hits family; 3 dead, 3 injured

By ANTHONY GIRON

GENERAL TRIAS, Cavite – A six-wheeler truck hit a family of six, killing a mother and her two children and injuring three others on Malabon Bridge in Barangay Manggahan here, police reported yesterday.

The fatalities in the hit-and-run accident were identified as Rosemarie Cruz, 31, a refl exologist, her children Antonio 10, and Maryrose, 7, while the injured as Raymund, 12, Mary Joy, 5, also Rosemarie’s children, and her alleged live-in partner, one Mark Anthony Dacaynos, 22.

Antonio was declared dead on arrival at General Trias Medical Center while Rosemarie and Maryrose died the following the day at the same hospital. They sustained head and body injuries.

Mark Anthony, Raymund and Mary Joy survived the accident and are recuperating at the hospital.

Police said that the driver did not stop the truck after hitting the family as they were walking along the bridge side. The driver remained at large.

A belated Police Provincial Office (PPO) report said that the tragedy happened as the victims were on their way home at 11 p.m. Saturday.

Investigation showed that the truck, driven by a still unidentified man, hit the family as it was overtaking a tricycle on the bridge road.

Senior Supt. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., PPO director, ordered the General Trias Municipal Police Station to investigate the accident and find a lead that could identify the driver.

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