Two dead in motorcycle-van collision in Isabela

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GAMU, Isabelle Two construction workers died after their motorcycle collided with a van along a bypass in the village of Guibang here at dawn on Monday, police said.

The fatalities have been identified as motorcyclist Randy Ramos, 36, and rear rider Randy Lariosa, 44, both from the town of Naguilian, also in Isabela.

Investigators said the motorcycle collided with a Grandia pickup truck owned and driven by Benedicto Yacat Jr., 36, of Tondo, Manila.

Both vehicles were believed to have been driving recklessly at the time of the accident.

Police say the van strayed into the other lane, causing it to crash into the motorcycle.

The victims, who suffered serious head and body injuries, were taken to Governor Faustino N. Dy Memorial Hospital in Ilagan City, where they were pronounced dead upon arrival.

Yacat has been temporarily taken into custody as a case of reckless recklessness culminating in a double homicide is being prepared against him. INQ

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