Auto pedestrian deaths ruled accidental

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Guam – Two auto pedestrian deaths have been ruled accidental but the cases remain open for further investigation.

Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said an autopsy was conducted on 40-year old Donnyred Rivera Garrido and 4-year old Jericho Zion David.

Both victims were in separate auto pedestrian crashes. Garrido died after an accident in Toto-Canada road in Barrigada.  David was hit by a car near his home on Mangga Court in Dededo.

The autopsies concluded that both victim’s cause of death was blunt trauma and skull fracture with the manner of death ruled accidental.

Tapao said both cases remain under investigation to determine whether negligence or other factors played a role in the two separate incidents.

At this time no arrests have been made.

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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.