27 Year Old Andre Dela Cruz Dies Following Motorcycle Spill on Route 16


Guam –  27 year old Andre Dela Cruz died early Sunday after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on Alageta Road near the Route 16 overpass.

Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola told PNC News that Dela Cruz died of a skull fracture. He said he is still awaiting the results of toxicology test.

Guam Police Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that officers responded to the accident around 1:42am. The motorcyclist was heading west on Alageta Road when he “lost control of his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, ran off the roadway and crashed.”

He was pronounced dead at the scene. His death is the third traffic related fatality of the year on Guam. 

[Officer Balajadia says the death of 51 year old Hitoshi Yokota is not being classified as a traffic related fatality. Yokota was struck by a Toyota Yaris last Tuesday in Tumon during the rampage that took the lives of 2 others and injured 11 more. ]

2013 Traffic Related Fatalities:

1. January 1: 3:41am, Tuesday, Auto Pole crash, Rt. 9 Chalan Ramierez, Yigo.  First traffic fatality on New Year’s day. 31-year-old Fred Maioro lost
control of his car along Route 9 at Chalan Ramirez St. in Yigo, and ran off the road,  and slammed into a concrete pole.

2.  January 16: 11:30pm. 45 year old Edward Joseph Kestler, was struck by an SUV in Tamuning Marine Corps Drive, near Alupang Towers in
Tamuning. He was pronounced dead at 12:10am at GMH. by a car late Wednesday night in Tamuning.  Police say the victim was apparently walking in the road when he was struck by a black Hyundai Tucson being driven by a man heading south on Route 1. The driver of  the Hyundai was not arrested.

[February 12: 10:20 pm, 51 Year Old Hitoshi Yakota struck by a grey 2007 Toyota Yaris while walking with his wife [also injured] on the side walk along San Vitores Road in Tumon. Yakota died from his injuries on Thursday February 14 at GMH. 21 year old Tamuning resident Chad De Soto charged with murder in Yakota’s death.]

3. February 17: 1:42 am. 27 year old Andre Dela Cruz died after losing control of his  Harley Davidson Motorcycle motorcycle and crashed on Alageta Road near the Route 16 overpass. DOA at the scene.