Family of Victim in Wednesday’s Chamorro Village Fatality Thanks Public for Support & Prayers


Guam – The Lujan and Leon Guerrero families of the late Gil Salvador Cruz Lujan would like to thank the public for their support and prayers during this time.

The 60 year old Lujan was killed Wednesday afternoon when his Nissan Coup careened out of control and ran through the Chamorro Village parking lot striking a building. The Medical examiner Thursday said that Lujan died from a crushed chest and lacerated aorta. Dr. Aurelio Espinola said he saw no evidence of a heart attack or seizure prior to the accident.

Although the family is grieving their lost of Gil they do not want to minimize the fact that there was another person injured in the accident. A call was placed to the vendor who was struck in the accident by the family and they have extended their concerns for his well being.

Gil Lujan retired from the United States Air Force and returned to Guam 1991 to help with the family business. Big Ben and Company. His only child Brian Leon Guerrero, an Army National Guard Reserve died in 2008 while deployed in Afghanistan.Rosary’s are daily at 12pm and 8pm at the family residence, #162 Santa Cruz Lane, Anigua. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Gil leaves behind his common law wife of 19 years, Rosita Leon Guerrero and four grandchildren, Karl, Karian, Brian, and Jude Leon Guerrero.

His granddaughter Karian describes Gil as a family man who always put others first before himself. Very giving, and loving towards his grandchildren, family and friends.

*As for myself, I have known the Lujan family for about 25 years. Gil was one of the last of the brothers that I had met when he returned to Guam in 1991.  One thing I have to say about the Lujan family for those who haven’t had the chance to meet them, they have made so many of their friends a big part of their family. Once a part of the Lujan clan, you better show up to all family functions, parties, christening, and BBQ’s, or have a good reason for not being there. Gil, like his brothers and sisters, took me in and treated me like a brother, and equal part of the family. He was a good man who will be truly missed.