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Fresh grad, businesswoman killed in Davao City road accident

May 31, 2019 - Friday 11:05 AM by Ruth Palo

DAVAO CITY -- A young woman who had just graduated from college and a young mother who owned a successful restaurant and flower shop were both killed when the car they were in slammed into a bus along Quimpo Boulevard, this city at around 4:35 a.m. on Friday, May 31.

Traffic Group Chief Police Colonel Nolan Raquid identified the two as Melody An Ybañez, 27, a resident of Central Park, Bangkal, and Janilou Faye Rosales, 21.

They were on board a Mazda sedan owned and driven by Ybañez when the accident happened.

Injured were Felipa Sarcauga and Jessica Badayos, who were on board a Davao Metro Shuttle bus which hit the sedan.

The bus also suffered heavy damage. Ayan C. Mellejor

Ybañez and Rosales were declared dead on the spot  by medical personnel of a Central 911 mobile ambulance.

According to those who knew the fatalities, Rosales had just attended her graduation ceremony at San Pedro College and was celebrating with Ybañez, owner of Eufloria PH and Yolks Flower Cafe.

The injured bus passengers of the bus were taken to Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) for treatment.

Raquid said initial investigation showed that the Mazda sedan was heading towards Eco West Drive from MacArthur Highway while the bus, which was driven by Ricky Aban Deloso, was moving towards MacArthur Highway from Eco West Drive.

Raquid said the two collided at around 4:35 a.m. when the Mazda encroached on the opposite lane.

Raquid said the sedan was dragged around 22 meters from the probable point of impact.

Both vehicles incurred damages.

Bus driver Deloso is now detained for further investigation and disposition of the case.

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