Fatal accident in Agat claims life

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A fatal car crash occurred in Agat on Tuesday, April 16. (PNC photo)

Guam – Roads were blocked off early Tuesday morning down south as police investigated a serious car crash that ended in tragedy. 

This is the 8th traffic fatality reported this year.

The fatal crash occurred on Route 2 and 2A in Agat at around 4:00 a.m. According to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, as police conducted their investigation and assessment, they were notified by Naval Hospital that the operator of the vehicle had succumbed to injuries sustained from the crash.

Tapao said the preliminary investigation shows that the victim was operating a Suzuki Grand Vitara north of Route 2 onto Route 2A when the operator lost control of the vehicle, ran off the roadway, and collided with the guard rail.

Police have yet to determine if speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash. In the meantime, GPD is seeking the community’s help in identifying the victim.

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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.