Arrests made in two fatal car crashes


Guam – Arrests have been made in two fatal crashes which occurred within the last three months, and it appears both drivers were being negligent behind the wheel.

The Guam Police Department has closed the case on the November 10th fatal auto pedestrian crash by Yigo Pay-Less, arresting Austin Travis Mesa Rabon. Rabon was identified as the operator of the vehicle which struck Patterson Gallen as he attempted to cross Marine Corp drive by Yigo Payless. GPD Spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao says investigators determined that Rabon was heading southbound when he executed a lane change onto the outer southbound lane, striking Gallen.

Rabon was arrested for vehicular homicide, vehicular negligence, speeding, and reckless driving with injuries.

In the second case, detectives arrested Charity Merly Alex, indicating that she was behind the wheel of the vehicle which collided with the vehicle driven by the late Yun Sik Park. The 2-car crash occurred on January 6th on Airport Road by Papa’s Restaurant. Investigators say Alex encroached onto oncoming traffic, colliding with Park’s vehicle. Park died six days after the crash.

Alex was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide, vehicular negligence, imprudent driving, and no driver’s license.

Both were booked and confined.

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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.