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Trailer kills Ilocos Sur rider

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A motorcycle rider died on the spot after he was bumped by a trailer truck close to midnight Saturday along the national highway in Barangay San Nicolas, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur.

The police identified the victim as Benjie Gadong, 35, a resident of Candon City; and the driver as Renato Taberdo, 39, from Bucay in Abra.

According to the San Esteban police, the truck driver tried to overtake the motorcycle driven by Gadong but clipped it, sending the rider falling.

Gadong was dragged by the truck for about 100 meters before being run over, causing him massive bodily injuries.

Taberdo immediately surrendered to the police. Appropriate charges are being readied against him.

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