TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A 39-year old mother and her 6-month old baby died while two other individuals were injured when a wayward Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) run to into a store at Barangay Bulo, Agbannawag, here, Saturday.
The mother who died on the spot was identified as a certain Claire Daluping, 39, while the six-month-old baby who later died at the hospital was identified as Kawih Daluping. Both are residents of Sitio Dananao, Barangay Lacnog East.
According to the Tabuk City Police Station, the vehicle driven by a certain Edwin Ortiz came from Isabela and was heading to Bulanao, Tabuk City when the incident happened. Ortiz tried to overtake another vehicle but it went to another side of the road prompting him to avoid it.
Because of the speed of his vehicle, Ortiz lost control of the SUV and the vehicle ran towards a store at the edge of the road. After ramming the store hitting two victims who were sitting on the porch, the SUV crashed to a house where the mother and child were in.
The two other victims were identified as Kristell Gasatan and Beverly Dacumos. They were rushed to the Kalinga Provincial Hospital after sustaining injuries in different parts of their bodies.