A 23-year-old driver who was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run incident that killed an elderly pedestrian in Jagna surrendered to police on Wednesday morning.
SPO3 Stephen Aceron said that the driver, identified as Clent Olaivar of Barangay Cugtong, Candijay surrendered to Candijay authorities at 7 a.m. but was later placed under the custody of the Jagna Police Station.
Olaivar told authorities that he was driving a Toyata FX from Tagbilaran City during the incident along a national road in Barangay Cantagay, Jagna.
“Wala na daw siya [Olaivar] mohunong kay nahadlok unya diha pod iyang inahan ug amahan sakay unya ga uwan man pod kuno atong tungura,” said Aceron.
Olaivar, during the accident, was reportedly with his parents who had just underwent dialysis treatment at a hospital in Tagbilaran City.
Meanwhile, the fatality who was found sprawled on the road on Tuesday evening was identified by Aceron as Eutopio Salabsab, a resident of Lower Bonbon, Loboc.
Salabsab’s age has yet to be confirmed but authorities earlier noted that he was aged between “60 to 70.”
The victim’s name and place of residence was confirmed Wednesday morning after his neighbor identified him to Jagna authorities.
Police in Loboc also noted that Salabsab was declared missing prior to his death on Tuesday.
However, Salabsab’s family has yet to claim his remains and face Olaivar.
Authorities are also awaiting the family’s decision to whether or not file a case against Olaivar. (AD)