A mother and her one-year-old son died after they were hit by a pickup along the road at Barangay Agboy Sur in Iloilo province’s Leon town on Sunday.
The twenty five-year-old Emilyn Cañonero and her son Eizekel, residents of the village, died of body and head injuries at the Aleosan District Hospital, police said.
Leon police investigation showed that Cañonero was walking along the road, pushing the bicycle where her son was riding when the pickup driven by Mark Angelo Lipa, 19, also of the said barangay, hit them. Lipa was allegedly drunk.
The suspect immediately fled after the incident and he also crashed against a bridge upon reaching the town’s Barangay Anonang.
Police later arrested Lipa.
He was detained at the Leon Police Station. Charges of reckless imprudence resulting to double homicide will be filed against him./WDJ