Eric J.S. Carriaga Arrested for Vehicular Homicide in April 9 Double Traffic Fatality

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Guam – Guam Police have arrested 29 year old Eric Jonah Santos Carriaga of Chalan Pago on vehicular homicide charges in connection with the April 9 double fatality on route 10 in Mangilao across from Father Duenas High School.

Carriaga was magistrated in Superior Court Thursday and ordered held on $100-thousand dollar bond.

READ the Magistrates’ Complaint [scroll down to see Carriaga complaint]

The accident occured early on a Saturday morning. Carriaga was driving a 1998 red Mercury Mystique.

He was heading south on Route 10 when he lost control and crossed over the northbound lane and went through a guardrail striking a coconut tree.

His 25 year old brother Jermaine Carriaga was in the back seat of the vehicle and he was pronounced dead at Naval Hospital.

His 19 year old cousin, Jay Quintanilla, was in the front passenger seat had to be extracted from the vehicle by the “Jaws-of-Life.”  And he later died at GMH. Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that Carriaga has been booked and confined on 2 counts of negligent homicide, 2 counts DUI with injuries, 2 counts reckless driving with injuries, no drivers license, no insurance and other charges.

The April 9th traffic accident occurred on Route 10 across the Father Duenas High School. 2 people died marking the islands 7th and 8th traffic related fatalities of the year.

In all 10 people have died on Guam’s roadways in 2011.

2011 Traffic Fatalities:

Date    Time         Type                       Location                              Village       Victim #    Cause                   Status

*Jan. 1   11:38am    Auto–Auto            Rt.1 Alupang Beach             Tamuning      1&2         Alcohol                      Driver arrested

*Feb. 21  8:14am    Auto-tree               Rt.1 Old Nissan Motors        Hagatna         3            Imprudent Driving       Closed

*Feb. 22  5:35am    Auto-Ped               Rt.1 Pacific Financial           Tamuning       4             Jaywalking                  Closed

*Feb. 24   5:25am   Auto-pole              Rt.10 Mangilao Church         Mangilao        5             Pending                      Open

*March 3 3:40pm    Auto-building        Rt.1 Chamorro Village          Hagatna          6             Speed /Medical           Open

*April  9   1:00am   Auto-Guard rail      Rt.10 Father Duenas          Mangilao       7&8        Pending                      Driver arrested

*April 23  8:55pm   Auto-Pole              Rt. 4A                                 Talafofo          9            Pending                      Open

*April 23  4:17pm   Auto-pick-up         Rt. 16 by Shell                      Harmon         10           Pending                      Open