Driver in fatal auto-pedestrian crash, ‘distracted’

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Guam – Marleen Ewily, the driver involved in the fatal auto-pedestrian crash which claimed the life of a child in Dededo, told police that she had taken her eyes off the road to retrieve a betel nut from her bag. Ewily also admitted in court documents that she was in a rush.

After seeing that she had struck four-year-old Jericho David, court documents said that she attempted to assist him.

David was pronounced deceased later that day – his death caused by blunt force trauma and skull fracture.

The crash occurred on Mangga Court in Dededo. Before the fatal accident, a neighbor allegedly reported to the police that Ewily and some members of her household would speed through the cul-de-sac. However, a witness said there was no response from authorities.

Authorities charged Ewily with vehicular homicide as a second-degree felony. She was 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.