EIGHT motorists were dead when a dump truck filled with sand crashed while overtaking another vehicle along the national highway in Barangay Aga, Nasugbu, Batangas.
Batangas police said that at around 4:45 a.m., the truck, driven by Bren Bryan Constantino, 28 years old, reportedly lost its brakes.
It then crashed into a fruit stand, hit a motorcycle and a Mitsubishi Xpander GLX that came from the opposite direction.
According to police investigators, the crash caused severe injuries to motorcycle rider Eduard Ferrer, Xpander GLX driver Hipolito Sangalang, and the vehicle’s six passengers
All victims died on the spot and were buried in the sand, the police said.
The six passengers of the sport utility vehicle remain unidentified.
An investigation as to the actual cause of the accident is still ongoing, the police said.
(Truck on its side / File photo)