“He is a good kid. We will miss him.”
These are the words of Romy Dacayanan, father of Nico Jon Dacayanan, 26, of Hamilton, New Jersey, who was killed last August 9 in a car accident.
According to initial police reports from Hopewell Township in New Jersey, no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
Dacayanan was reportedly driving north on Scotch Road (north of Interstate 95 in Hopewell), when, “for an unknown reason, his 2004 Nissan 350 ran off the road to the right and struck a drainage culvert.”
First responders from the area who arrived at the scene of accident at around 2:30 a.m. found the victim trapped in his car and had to be extracted and rushed to Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.
But, after around an hour, he was pronounced dead.
This young and single accident fatality is the elder of two sons of Romy and Emer Dacayanan, who originally came from Tarlac province in the Philippines.
Both are prominent leaders of the global family movement Couples for Christ (CFC).
Romy Dacayanan is the head of CFC’s Northeast A region. He is also the former area head of CFC NJ.
During his younger days, Dacayanan was an active member of CFC Kids for Christ and CFC Youth for Christ.
“This boy was always friendly and respectful of his fellow members,” said Roger Santos, who was Dacayanan’s youth coordinator at that time. —Filipino Reporter