Fatal crash in Upper Tumon on Feb. 20 ruled accidental


The fatal two-car crash in Upper Tumon on Feb. 20 has been ruled an accident, according to Guam police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao.

The autopsy on the victim has been completed, said Sgt. Tapao, and it found that 22-year-old Stevenso Pius died as a result of a skull fracture.

Pius was the occupant of the Toyota Prius which was struck by a Mitsubishi Outlander that was making a left turn onto Route 1.

The jaws-of-life had to be used to extract Pius from the wreckage. Three other occupants in the Toyota suffered relatively minor injuries.

Questions have been raised about whether the driver of the Outlander left the scene following the crash.

On K-57 this morning, Sgt. Tapao said the investigation has not yet been completed.


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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.