A girl, 16, was killed while her sister, 14, was critically injured after they jumped from a moving tricycle in barangay San Agustin, Alburquerque out of a fear of being abducted.
The sisters reportedly leaped from the moving vehicle after driver Richard Bueno, 42, continued to speed forward after the victims told him to stop at past 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
According to Albur Police Station commander Sr. Insp. Andie Corpus, the victims got on board the tricycle with body number 0296 in Alegria, Loay.
The sisters had initially told Bueno, a resident of Pook Pantalaan, Tagbilaran City, to take them to Barangay Bahi in Alburquerque, but then reportedly decided to get off in a nearer village of San Agustin.
However, Beuno did not stop as he ignored the victims even after they reportedly slapped his wrist, based on police investigation.
The victims then jumped from the speeding vehicle out of fear with the 14-year-old leaping first, said Corpus.
As the older victim tried to leap out, Bueno reportedly grabbed her hand but she was eventually able to jump out causing her to fall and hit her head on the ground, the police added.
Both victims were seen by residents of the village who immediately alerted TARSIER 117 emergency responders while Bueno was taken under police custody.
The girls were rushed to the Governor Celestino Gallares Hospital but the 16-year-old was declared dead on arrival while her younger sister remained in critical condition.
According to Corpuz, they are still investigating circumstances surrounding the case as Beuno had noted that he did not hear the girls telling him to stop.
Bueno told investigators that he was concentrating on the destination initially pointed out by the victims which was Barangay Bahi, and not Brgy. San Agustin where the girls leaped out.
Police have yet to determine if charges will be filed against Bueno while they are also checking if he has previous criminal records. (Allen Doydora)