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Dumaguete City, Philippines Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Silliman student dies
in road accident

An 18-year-old student of Silliman University in Dumaguete City died in a traffic accident over the weekend at corner Perdices and Lukewright streets, Barangay Poblacion 2 in the city.

The victim was identified as Lindsy Cecelia Portugaliza, single, of Bagacay in Dumaguete.

Initial police investigation showed that as per a witness, identified as George Abaygar, 23, of Upper Lukewright, the victim on board a motorcycle was coming from the north direction to south while the suspect, named as Kenneth Suyico Benigay, 23, of Brgy. Maslog in Sibulan, was tailing her.

The witness said the victim decelerated her speed approaching the intersection when the motorcycle of the suspect bumped her vehicle, which caused her to fall to the ground.

Abaygar said he went to the Holy Child Hospital to ask for an ambulance. The victim was brought in at 2:01 a.m. Saturday but she was declared dead on arrival.

The suspect was arrested by responding police personnel and detained at the Dumaguete police station custodial facility.*RG


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