Laoag City vice mayor dies, 1 hurt in road crash

Published June 7, 2018, 7:56 AM

by iManila Developer

By Freddie Lazaro

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte — The vice mayor of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte died while his policeman friend was injured in a road crash along the bypass road in Barangay Vira, Laoag City on Wednesday.

(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Pixabay / MANILA BULLETIN)

Superintendent Dominic Guerrero, the chief of police of Laoag City police station, said Vice Mayor Michael V. Fariñas, the incumbent vice mayor of Laoag City and resident of Barangay Vira, Laoag City, was declared dead on arrival in a hospital due to serious wounds in the different parts of his body.

The injured police officer was SPO2 Melchor Geronimo, a resident of Laoag City.

Initial investigation disclosed that Vice Mayor Fariñas was driving his SUV Mercedes Benz V8 Biturbo, with plate no. MCF 88 vehicle with SPO2 Geronimo on his way home when the accident occurred at about 5:00 PM.

Initial investigation showed that the vice mayor lost control of the vehicle while approaching the bypass road, causing it to hit the concrete barriers and turned turtle on the rice fields. Guerrero said a follow-up investigation is ongoing.

Vice Mayor Fariñas was a nephew of incumbent Congressman Rodolfo Fariñas of the first district of Ilocos Norte.

 
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