Seven individuals were confirmed dead while one is in critical condition after a collision of a Toyota Corolla and a cargo truck in the stretch of JP Laurel Highway in Santo Tomas, Batangas Saturday night.
Among the casualties was the Toyota Corolla driver who died on the spot.
The victims were identified as; Cesar Almario, 16; Paul Aldrin Geroy, 16; Gerald Dellomos, 22; Deniel Abarete, 16; Romeo Abarientos, 26 and Jerome Abarientos, 10.
According to the cargo truck driver, the sedan was too fast when it hit the truck.
The cargo truck driver was unhurt but is being detained at the Sto. Tomas Police Station for further investigation.