BACOLOD CITY – A businessman and his two companions succumbed to severe injuries when their Ford Mustang crashed into a 10-wheeler truck loaded with sugarcane along Circumferential Road in Barangay Villamonte here early Tuesday.
Killed in the accident were businessman Stanley Flores, and his passengers Welton Porcel and Mark John Porcel, a nephew. They were all residents of Barangay Villamonte, according to the police.
Police Station 4 Head Maj. Charles Gever said Flores was behind the wheel of the speeding Mustang, and was tailing the truck driven by Michael Mejica, 42, and of Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, when the car crashed into the much larger vehicle.
The car smashed into the truck’s rear end, and even went under it, pinning down Flores and his companions.
Gever said the victims died instantly. The accident happened around 1 a.m.
Gever said Mejica thought his tire exploded at the time of the crash. But when he went down the truck to check, he discovered the Mustang already pinned down under the vehicle.
Gever said they could not yet tell what really caused the accident, as investigation was ongoing as of press time.
He said Mejica was under police custody, and will be released from detention if no charges will be filed against him within the reglementary period.