Five Filipinos die in Delano, California vehicle crash

/ 02:38 AM February 22, 2019

The Laguta family and a friend all died in a fiery car crash in Delano, California on Feb. 16.

BAKERSFIELD, California – Five Filipinos were killed when their crashed into a tree in Delano, California on Saturday night, Feb. 16.

Killed in the crash were the driver of the vehicle, Jalson Rubang Laguta, 46, and passengers Danilo Aquino Sanidad, 60; Arlene Osarin Laguta, 30; Jalson Laguta, 5; and Jarl Joseph Laguta, 7 months. All five died at the scene, BakersfieldNow.com reported.

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Jalson Laguta was driving an SUV carrying his passengers when it swerved off the road on northbound Highway 99 for an unknown reason, hit a tree and caught fire, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Previous reports identified the vehicle as a 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor SUV, although the coroner’s office called it a “van.” The driver, Laguta, was reportedly traveling in the No. 3 lane at about 70 mph when he drove onto the right shoulder, narrowly missing a large street sign. The SUV continued north and struck a large tree head-on.

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