According to reports from various celebrities on Twitter, AJ Perez died due to multiple injuries caused by the highway accident. AJ, his dad Gerardo Perez, driver Christopher Bautista and 3 other companions namely Christina Ferrer, Edwin Patelos and Danny Linunga were on their way back to Manila from Dagupan City’s Bangus Festival event when their van collided with a Partas bus along McArthur Highway in Barangay San Julian, Tarlac.
The 18 year-old Kapamilya actor was declared dead on arrival at Paniqui Tarlac hospital.
Luckily, AJ’s 5 other companions were all alive and were taken to the hospital for treatment.
AJ was part of the Kapamilya Karavan at the Bangus Festival which was held yesterday, April 16, at the Dagupan City Plaza.
Showbiz reporter and talk show host Ogie Diaz posted the following on Twitter: “Galing ng Dagupan, pauwi na. Tulog lahat sa van. Sa Tarlac, biglang bumangga sa trak. Bago pa nadala si AJ Perez sa ospital, wala nang buhay.”
Diaz added that the truck hit the side of the van where the actor was resting.
Here is AJ’s last tweet which he posted around 11:00 p.m. Saturday night right after the show:
Images courtesy of The Buzz and AJ’s Twitter Page