1 dead, 2 hurt in Zambales road mishap

SAN NARCISO, Zambales — A male security official of a private firm was killed while two others were seriously injured in a road accident involving two vehicles and a motorcycle along the national highway in this town on Wednesday.

The fatality was identified as Lolito Gaoat, 51, a security supervisor of a shipping company and a resident of Resettlement Area, Barangay Taugtog, Botolan, this province.

Those who sustained injuries were Jerome Mark Lacson, 26, a businessman from Barangay Dolores, San Fernando, Pampanga; and Mark April Melo, a resident of Barangay Naulo, Santa Cruz, Zambales.

Based on the information gathered from witnesses, a Toyota Prado SUV driven by Lacson, was heading north and upon reaching a straight portion of the national highway in Barangay Alusii here, it tried to overtake a Yamaha Sniper 150 motorcycle driven by Gaoat.

However, the front wheels of the SUV wiggled, causing Lacson to lose control of the vehicle, which rammed into Gaoat before hitting an incoming Mitsubishi Mirage driven by Melo.

Gaoat was declared dead-on-the-spot while the two drivers were brought to the hospital by responding rescue team.

Lacson will be facing charges of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide and multiple injuries. Mahatma Datu/

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