Driver in Last Week’s Fatal Tri-Intersection Crash Arrested on Vehicular Homicide and DUI Charges


Guam – Guam Police have identified the man behind a crash in the Barrigada tri-intersection that killed a four-year-old girl last Wednesday.

GPD Spokesman AJ Balajadia says 28 year old Marco Nelson of Chuuk was arrested on charges of vehicular homicide while intoxicated, reckless driving, eluding a police officer, and a slew of other DUI and no car seat charges.

He has been booked and confined.

Nelson is alleged to have been speeding when police officers gave chase. Police say Nelson eluded police officers and ran a red light at the Barrigada tri-intersection then clipped another vehicle before slamming into a concrete pole. Nelson was clocked at going over 100 miles per hour at the time of impact.

The little girl was found on the backseat floor board alive, but later died the following morning at Naval Hospital. Guam Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola says the girl died of a neck fracture and crushed abdomen. The girl was only strapped by the lap portion of the seatbelt, police said. Her death marks Guam’s 13th traffic fatality of the year.  


READ the release from GPD Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia below:


Guam Highway Patrol officers arrested

MARCO NELSON, m/Chuukese/28/Harmon for;

Reckless Driving, Eluding a Police Officer, Driving Under the Influence, DUI with BAC Greater than .08%, DUI with BAC .08% or More with Injuries, DUI with Child Under 14-years-old on Board, Disobeying a Red Traffic Light, Child Under 4-years-old No Car Seat, Vehicular Homicide while Intoxicated, Manslaughter,  Intermediate Drivers License BAC Greater than .02%

He was booked and confined for the Tri-intersection traffic fatality.