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.