Family asks for help to bury motorcycle crash fatality

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A cross marks the spot where motorcyclist Michael Usalla died.

It has been a week since the fatal motorcycle crash in Tiyan occurred and now the motorcyclist’s family is reaching out to the community for help in burying their loved one.

43-year-old Michael Usalla has been identified by family members as the motorcyclist who died in a head-on collision in Tiyan last Dec. 30.

His daughter, Krystal Usalla, has reached out to the community for assistance in laying her father to rest and has set up a Go Fund Me account for donations over the weekend.

According to police, Usalla was seen driving a motorcycle recklessly by Asan Beach Park shortly before 10 p.m. on Dec. 30.

But when police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, Usalla continued to drive, leading police on a chase which ended on Sunset Blvd in Tiyan.

Surveillance footage of the crash shows Usalla motoring at a high rate of speed before he collided with a vehicle.

PNC reached out for an update on the case. However, Guam Police Department spokesperson Sgt Paul Tapao did not respond to our inquiry as of news time.

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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.