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Bgy councilor killed in Laguna traffic mishap

A 42-YEAR-OLD barangay councilor died when his motorcycle was accidentally hit by a speeding Mitsubishi Cargo Truck Wednesday evening along Maharlika Highway Bgy. II -E in San Pablo City, Laguna.

San Pablo police PMSG Nemecio Guzman identified the victim as Dennis Belarmino Niem, Bgy. Councilor of Bgy. San Juan, San Pablo City.

Niem suffered a fractured head while his leg was almost cut-off as a result of the mishap.

Traffic investigators said the incident occurred at about 10 p.m. along Maharlika Highway.

The driver of the Mitsubishi Cargo Truck, bearing plate no. DBH-996 , was identified as Diogenes Rubio Millete, 53, of Bgy. Tinandog, Atimonan,Quezon. He was arrested right immediately after the traffic mishap and is now detained at the San Pablo City jail.

Police have filed homicide and damage to property charges against Millete.

Investigation showed the victim was traversing Maharlika Highway and headed towards heading towards Tiaong, Quezon while the truck driver was travelling on the opposite lane and heading towards Alminos, Laguna, when the accident occurred.