Accountant, girlfriend die in car-truck collision

April 19, 2022 by No Comments

A HAPPY visit turned tragic after a certified public accountant and his girlfriend died when their car collided with a truck along Osmeña Avenue in Victorias City, Negros Occidental yesterday afternoon, April 18.Victorias City Police Station chief Colonel Joseph Fajardo identified the fatalities as Alejandre Brotarlo, 28, of Roseville Heights in Roxas City, Capiz, and Queenie Rocaberte, 23, of Quezon Street Extension, Barangay 5 in Victorias City.Initial investigation showed that the car driven by Brotarlo was heading north when he lost control of the vehicle upon reaching the area of Hacienda Newtown in Barangay 13.The vehicle swerved to the left portion of the road and collided with the approaching truck driven by Juanito Panes Jr., 43, of Barangay Inapoy in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental, Fajardo said, adding that Brotarlo’s car could be speeding.He said the truck loaded with sacks of sugar came from the Victorias Milling Company and was on its way to Bredco Port in Bacolod City when the accident happened.Fajardo told Sunstar Bacolod that Brotarlo was in the province to visit Rocaberte who is supposed to go abroad.Rocaberte and Brotarlo died upon arrival at the city’s Kaayong Lawas Foundation Hospital.Panes is now under custody of the Victorias City police while the victims’ families are yet to decide whether to file charges against him.He may face reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide and damage to property.*