Another life claimed on Guam’s roadways in auto-bus crash


Guam – Another life was lost Sunday evening in a roadway fatality when a car collided with a passenger bus.

The call came just before 5 p.m. Sunday. Police Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says preliminary investigations indicate the Starcraft bus was traveling on the southwest lane on Route 15 by former Andy South Housing when the operator of a 2008 Hyundai Accent encroached from the opposite lane.

The crash landed both the bus driver and the sedan driver in the Guam Regional Medical City for injuries.

Sgt. Tapao confirms that less than 20 minutes later the driver of the sedan succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by attending physicians.

The victim’s identity has not been released. Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says he expects to perform an autopsy Tuesday.

Police are investigating to determine whether speed, alcohol, or road conditions were factors in the crash.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.