Family and friends have identified the victims as Hainrich Tu’hia Maruru and Nomar Narruhn.
Guam – Less than 24 hours after a life was claimed on Guam’s roadways, two more people lost their lives in a three-car collision off of Alageta Road.
It happened early Saturday at around 2:15 am near a known dangerous curve on Alageta street.
Guam Police Spokesman Officer AJ Balajadia says a black colored Nissan pickup was following a purple Honda Civic heading westbound. The Nissan pickup then attempted to pass the purple Civic by overtaking it but as it did, it collided head on with a black Nissan Xterra in the opposite lane.
The impact was so powerful that the pickup truck went airborne and landed on top of the purple Civic, according to police. As a result, the purple Civic was pushed into the jungle area off of the roadway.
In total there were five victims injured in the three vehicles. The two occupants of the Nissan truck, one female and one male, were taken to the Guam Regional Medical City where they were pronounced dead. The two passengers were identified by friends and family as Hainrich Tu’hia Maruru and Nomar Narruhn.
The victims inside of the Black Nissan Xterra, a male and female, were taken to the Guam Memorial Hospital while the male operator of the purple Civic was taken to GRMC.
Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola, meanwhile, said 26-year-old Maruru died of a basal skull fracture and broken neck. He also noted that the victim died on impact from the first collision. Dr. Espinola will be conducting an autopsy on the female victim Tuesday.
The fatal crash comes just a little over 12 hours after another traffic-related fatality was reported on Route 3 in Dededo. That accident also involved three vehicles in which an adult female later died.
Officer Balajadia says Guam Highway Patrol continues to investigate the both car accidents.
Neither GRMC nor GMH could provide an update on the status of the remaining three victims.