Bicolana Beauty Titlist Dies in Car Accident

Bicolana beauty titlist Melody Gersbach, Binibining Pilipinas-International 2009 died in a car crash this Saturday morning.

Her driver and makeup artist also died when a passenger bus smashed into their vehicle at around 1 p.m. on Maharlika Highway in Bicol, reports said. The mishap happened in barangay Pawili of Bula town, CamSur.

Gersbach and her companions were on board a Toyota Innova en route to Naga City when it was smashed by a Guevarra Bus Line driven by Wilson Pontillas.

Melody Gersbach reportedly died together with a Bicolano fashion designer identified as Alden Orense and the Innova driver Dodong Ramos. The fourth passenger is Ronald Lita who survived the accident and is repportebly being treated at the Bicol Medical Center in Naga city.

Melody Gersbach was on her way to a pre-pageant activity from Legazpi City. She sits as chairperson of the Ms Bicolandia committee in connection with the forthcoming Penafrancia fiesta and festival activities in Naga city.

The 24-year-old from barangay Culiat, Daraga, Albay beauty was crowned Binibining Pilipinas-International on March 7, 2009.


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