2 boys killed in road accident

TWO teens, one a minor, were killed in a vehicular accident when their motorcycle hit a dump truck Thursday along the Davao-Bukidnon Highway.

 In a report from the Davao City Police Office, the fatalities were identified as Gordon Malatino, 19 and Caprich Malatino, 12, both residents of Sitio Napunanagan, Barangay Tumanding, Arakan, North cotabato.

 The elder Malatino was driving a red Skygo motorcycle with his brother as back rider when the accident happened at 2:45 pm in Sitio Balite, Barangay Marilog.

 The motorcycle collided with a yellow dump truck, owned by Unabia Enterprises in Villafuerte Street, Calinan and driven by Nelson Barbarona, 42.

 Initial investigation by SPO2 Nixon Paracueles of Marilog Police Station disclosed that both vehicles were travelling in Davao-Bukidnon Highway in opposite direction at Sitio Balite. There was head on collision that resulted to the death of those in the motorcycle.

 Barbarona is now under the custody of Marilog Police Station.

 Appropriate charges will be filed to the truck driver.