A head-on collision between two motorcycles resulted in the death of one of the vehicles’ drivers in Cortes at dawn on Thursday.
Based on initial police investigation, victim Kherecin Sambahan, 26, of Baranagy Aliguay, Maribojoc, died on the spot due to severe injuries to the head.
Police said that Sambahan was driving to Tagbilaran City at around 4 a.m. when suspect Ryan Ente, 30, who was on the opposite lane suddenly swerved and headed straight towards the victim.
Ente was allegedly under the influence of alcohol during the incident.
Both Ente and Sambahan were then thrown away from their motorcycles following the collision.
Ente suffered minor injuries while Sambahan hit his head on the ground causing his instantaneous death.
Meanwhile, Ente was taken to a hospital for treatment.
He was released from police custody as no criminal complaint was filed against him within the reglementary period.
Members of the victim’s family have also not yet presented themselves before authorities. (AD)