Two Firemen Killed as Truck Falls into Ditch – Two members of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) in Sibalom, Antique were killed after their truck dived into a shallow ravine morning of Aug 19, 2020. Fire Officer 1 (FO1) Joy Ardaña, the truck driver, and FO1 Darryl John Peralta was identified as the victim sadly killed.
Fire Senior Superintendent Jerry Candido, BFP regional director, identified the injured person as FO1s Charmie Leigh Forro, Judy Baldone, and Rechel Lustica.
According to the authorities, the incident happened around 10:15 am Wednesday after the BFP personnel participated in the Brigada Eskwela at Villafont Elementary School.
The team of five personnel was navigating a blind curve along Sitio Bato, Barangay Salvacion, Sibalom, when Ardaña allegedly lost control of the steering wheel.
He overshot the curve and rammed into a utility post of Antique Electric Cooperative (Anteco). The truck then plowed into an acacia tree and turned turtle towards the downhill side of the road.