Iligan police traffic chief killed in gory road incidentMay 5, 2021
In The Photo: Police Major Abogado Mautin, whose ill-fated vehicle is shown in this Facebook photo, died on the spot. (Handout photo)
ILIGAN CITY – A police major at the helm of the traffic unit of the city police died in a highway incident Monday in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental.
Victim Major Abogado Mautin was on his way to the Police Regional Office-10 in Cagayan de Oro City at the time of the incident.
While driving through a stretch of the Iligan-Cagayan de Oro Highway in Barangay Mauswagon, Laguindingan a wayward Isuzu Forward truck rammed his Toyota Innova.
Mautin, a Maranao, was born and raised in Balindong town in Lanao del Sur, according to relatives.
In a statement Monday, the Iligan City police office said he died on the spot.
The truck from the other end of the highway hit his vehicle when its driver lost control of the wheel after its brake system malfunctioned, the report said.
Mautin was on his way to the PRO-10 headquarters to follow up his promotion when the incident happened resulting in his death.