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Raps filed vs town councilor in Surigao hit-and-run

Police on Monday sued the driver of the sport utility vehicle that figured in a deadly hit-and-run incident in Surigao City on Friday last week.

A complaint for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide was filed against Rolando Madelo, a councilor of Tubod town in Surigao del Norte, days after reports and photos of the hit-and-run incident went viral.

Madelo, accompanied by his lawyer surrendered to the Surigao City Police Office.

Madelo is being sought for the death of Hershiey Lisondra, 8, a Grade 3 pupil at Surigao West Central Elementary School in Barangay Sabang.

The girl, was struck by a Isuzu Bighorn allegedly being driven by Madelo as she was crossing the street on Friday afternoon.

Lisondra, who sustained head and body injuries, died on the spot.

Witnesses said the driver sped off and left the victim on the highway.

Authorities recovered the Isuzu Bighorn (YDX 314) in Tubod town. By GD Photo courtesy of Jojo Ferol

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