GPD: Victim in Sunday Fatal Was 36 Year Old Rebecca Lynn Duenas San Agustin

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Guam – Guam Police have identified the victim in Sunday’s fatal accident as 36 year old Rebecca Lynn Duenas San Agustin of Yigo.

Her death marks the 5th traffic fatality on Guam this year.

She was reportedly thrown from a 1993 Chevy Suburban which was struck broad-side by a 2008 Nissan Sentra Sunday afternoon on Route 1 in Yigo.

The 5 Marines in the Sentra were injured and admitted to Naval Hospital Sunday. They were all released Monday morning, along with another civilian injured in the accident. A 7th injured man was hospitalized at GMH.

Marine Lt. Col. Aisha Bakkar, the 5 Marines involved in the accident are from Marine Aircraft Group-12 and were participating in Exercise Geiger Fury 2012.

36 Year Old Woman Dead, At least 7 Others Injured, Including 5 Marines in 2 Car Collision in Yigo

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Guam – One woman was killed and at least 7 other people, 5 of them Marines, were injured  in a 2 car collision in Yigo on Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred about 2:30 pm in the southbound lane of  Route 1 across the street from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

A white 2008 Nissan Sentra and a blue 1993 Chevy Suburban collided.

Guam Fire Lt. Ed Artero reported CPR was being performed on the woman as she was rushed to the hospital. GMH Nursing Supervisor Cely Mangroban said the woman was pronounced dead at GMH about 3:20 Sunday afternoon.  She said the woman had been “thrown from the vehicle.”

On Tuesday afternoon, Guam Police identified her as 36 year old Rebecca Lynn Duenas San Agustin of Yigo. Her death marks the 5th traffic fatality on Guam this year.

According to a statement from Marine Lt. Col. Aisha Bakkar, the 5 Marines involved in the accident are from Marine Aircraft Group-12 and were  participating in Exercise Geiger Fury 2012. All 5 were released from Naval Hospital Monday morning.

Lt. Col. bakker stated in her release: “While the cause of the tragic accident is unknown and under investigation, our thoughts, prayers and condolences of all the Marines on Guam go out to the family and friends of the deceased and the injured.”

At the scene about 4:30 Sunday afternoon, traffic was still being diverted as Guam Highway patrol conducted their investigation.

The Nissan’s front end was crushed, the windshield was shattered. The vehicle had come to a stop sideways in one of the southbound lanes with all 4-doors flung open, de-flated air bags hanging out. The Suburban’s right side was damaged. It came to a rest in a ditch, leaning on its side, just ahead of the Nissan.

Acting GPD Lt. Mike Aguon said  the suburban had been traveling north on Route 1 and was turning left into Tun Josen Diego Road, crossing over the southbound lanes of Route 1, when the southbound Sentra, broadsided it.

The 5 injured Marines were in the Sentra.  6 other people, including the woman who died, were in the Suburban. GPD Lt. Artero says 8 people were taken to Naval Hospital, 3 were taken to GMH.

 

Beyond the woman who died, GMH Nursing Supervisor Eustaquio said one other man was admitted to GMH from the Yigo accident. His injuries were still  under examination and she did not have a condition report on him as of 8 pm Sunday.

Navy PIO Coleen San Nicolas Perez says 6 people were admitted to Naval Hospital,  the 5 Marines and one civilian. She said all of them were in stable condition Sunday night. The 5 Marines were released Monday morning.

In all,  the total number of injured admitted to hospital was 7, 1 injured at GMH, 6 at Naval Hospital.

GFD Lt. Artero said the 911 call came into GFD about 2:50 pm. GPD Lt. Aguon reports Guam Police got a call at 2:26 pm.

Lt. Artero and GFD Units E10, M10, M1, ALS2, R1, R2 all responded. A Navy Medic was also on the scene and provided assistance.