Driver in Chalan Pago car crash has died

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Guam – A man involved in a car crash on Monday has succumbed to his injuries.

According to Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao the victim is 20-year old Deon Cruz from Talofofo. Cruz was in the hospital for nearly three days before he succumbed to his injuries.

“Officers from the Hagatna Precinct Command responded to a two auto crash that occurred on Route 4 Chalan Kanton Tasi, Ordot Chalan Pago by Sunshine Plaza.  As a result of the crash, the operator of one of the vehicles involved, 20-year-old, Deon Cruz from Talofofo was transported to Guam Memorial Hospital for injuries sustained.
On Thursday, February 7th, traffic investigators learned that Deon Cruz had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at GMH by attending physicians. “
Police say that the case remains open as they investigate whether speed, alcohol or drugs were contributing factors to the fatal crash. An autopsy report is pending.
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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.