Couple killed, 2 others hurt in motorcycle collision

Two motorcycles collided early Friday morning, May 19, at Brgy. Bolo, Roxas City, resulting in the deaths of a couple and injuries to two others. (Photo courtesy of Roxas City police station)

By Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A husband and his wife died while their daughter and another individual were wounded when their motorcycle collided with another motorcycle Friday morning, May 19, on the national highway of Barangay Bolo, Roxas City.

The incident happened around 1:45 am while couple Arante Cordenillo Tumanday and Erlyn Castillo Tumanday were on their way home to Brgy. Rizal, Pontevedra.

Their daughter Aryan Aline Castillo Tumanday, 22, was also with her parents when they figured in a head-on collision with the motorcycle driven by Joselito Caballero Dela Cruz, 24, of Sitio Crossing, Brgy. Cagay here.

Staff Sgt. Joerge Catalan, traffic investigator of the Roxas City PNP, said Arante was driving his Motorstar motorcycle with his wife and daughter from Roxas City proper when a Euro 125 motorcycle running from the opposite direction overshot the lane and collided with the Tumandays.

The Capiz Emergency Response Team (CERT) responded and took the male Tumanday to Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) where he was declared dead on arrival by the attending doctor.

The mother and daughter were taken to Capiz Doctors Hospital by the Roxas City Emergency Response Team (RCERT) but Erlyn was also declared dead on arrival by the attending physician.

Aryan Aline suffered injuries on her jaw, feet, and other parts of her body and is presently confined in a private hospital here.

Dela Cruz also sustained injuries in the different parts of his body and is now confined at Capiz Health Centrum. He is under hospital arrest and would be facing charges for homicide, physical injury, and damage to property charges.

It was learned that Dela Cruz was drunk when the collision happened.

The couple fetched their daughter at Pueblo de Panay where she works as a call center agent.