GPD: Driver of Versa in fatal Barrigada 2-car collision fled the scene

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

The Guam Police Department’s Highway Patrol Division has assumed a fatal crash investigation that occurred on Route 8 Purple Heart Memorial Highway, Barrigada by SK Laundry.

Preliminary reports suggest that shortly before 3:30 am, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, a silver Nissan Versa was traveling east on Route 8 by SK Laundry in Barrigada, when a black Lexus traveling directly behind the Versa, collided with the Versa.

As a result of the collision, the Lexus and the Versa ran off the roadway and collided with a concrete utility pole.

Preliminary reports further suggest that the operator of the Versa fled the scene prior to police arrival.

According to GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, the male operator of the Lexus was transported to Naval Hospital Guam where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by attending physicians.

This case is ongoing.