BAGUIO CITY – A 27-year old hotel employee died after she was hit by a truck while crossing the road at Km. 4, Marcos Highway, Sto. Tomas proper, here, Friday.
Police authorities identified the fatality as Amanda Barretto Moreno, 27, single mother, Housekeeping at Hotel Elegant, and a resident of Purok 3 Barangay Dontogan Green Valley, Baguio City while the driver of the truck was named as Marcelino Bey-agan Baldas, 24, single, Truck driver, and a resident of no. 508 Purok 3 Gibraltar, Baguio City.
Initial police investigation showed that the victim was crossing the road near the pedestrian lane when he was hit by the truck which came from Suello village that turned right towards Marcos highway.
The victim reportedly died on the spot due to multiple head and body injuries while the driver was temporarily held at the Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) Station No. 10 awaiting the filing of the charges against him.
By Dexter A. See