A 17-year-old student died and his companion was injured when the motorcycle they were riding crashed into a truck in Jones, Isabela, police reported.
The fatality was identified as Andrei John Almazan, of San Agustin, while his 21-year-old companion Roswell Gepte, also of the same town, was hospitalized, according to a report from the Isabela provincial police.
The incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Friday, along the National Highway in Brgy. Fugu.
Almazan was driving the motorcycle towards Jones proper, when it crashed into an incoming Isuzu Forward truck driven by one Samuel Almario, 61.
Initial investigation indicated that the motorcycle driver miscalculated a curve and overshot his lane until his vehicle collided with the truck, the report said.
Almazan and Gepte were brought to the hospital but doctors declared the former dead on arrival, it added.
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