Cagayan de Oro City – Seven persons were killed while several others were hurt when a huge 18-wheeler truck trailer plowed into a roadside wake in Misamis Oriental last week.
The driver said he had departed Butuan City and was headed for Zamboanga with a bulldozer for delivery.
Along the way, he claimed to have lost control of the vehicle which then careered into a crowd that had gathered for a wake.
Local police said the driver will face charges for reckless imprudence resulting in damage to property and loss of lives.
The chassis of the truck is said to have broken causing the driver to lose all control of the vehicle.
The errant truck is owned by the Hexagon Construction Co. in Butuan City.