Sunday, January 02, 2011

7 killed in Star Tollway accident

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Seven people were killed while 4 others were injured in a vehicular accident along the Star Tollway in Batangas province on Sunday.

The accident involved a jeepney, a bus, and a car at the tollway in Ibaan town around 12:30 p.m.

Initial investigation disclosed that a Gasat bus heading to Iloilo from Manila tried to overtake a car in front of it.

The bus then tried to cross the other lane but hit a jeepney that carried a family heading back to Manila from a reunion in Batangas.

Seven of the jeepney’s 11 passengers, including the driver and 3 minors, were killed.

The drivers of the bus and the car are now under police custody for investigation.

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