Fatal Sinajana crash victim identified as GTA employee

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Guam – A two car collision this morning, has tragically claimed the lives of both drivers involved in the accident.

The fatal crash occurred around 11:30 this morning on Route 4 in Sinajana. According to Guam Police Department Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao, a preliminary investigation indicates that one vehicle was traveling northbound and the other was headed south when the accident occurred. GPD indicated that no passengers were in the vehicles with the operators.

“What we do know is that both drivers involved in the crash, as first responders responded, they discovered that both drivers were unconscious and unresponsive in which CPR had to be performed,” said Tapao.

Tapao says CPR was conducted en-route to Naval Hospital, however efforts to save their lives were unsuccessful.

While the cause of the crash has yet to be determined, PNC was able to confirm that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was a GTA vehicle.

“We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of our colleague, Joe Blas. He was a passionate member of our GTA family for 30 years and worked in our Engineering Department. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this difficult time,” said GTA President Roland Certeza in a statement.

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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.