LP Gas Tank driver to be extracted following GPD investigation; Route 2 in Humatak still closed

Units from the Guam Fire Department responded on April 5 to a LP gas tanker crash in Humatak. Photo courtesy of GFD

The driver involved in the Liquid Propane or LP gas tanker truck single crash on April 5 in Humatak should be extracted soon.

The driver, who died and has yet to be identified, will be extracted from the vehicle once the Guam Police Department finish its initial investigation into the incident.

According to the Joint Information Center, the LP gas tank was completely emptied, and flammability and oxygen levels were deemed safe for emergency personnel to enter the scene as of 5 a.m. April 6.

Joey San Nicolas, the acting chief for the Guam Fire Department, told Patti Arroyo on NewsTalk K57 that at the moment GFD is ruling the incident as an accident.

An LP Gas Tanker crashed into a ravine near San Dionisio Church on Route 2 in Humatak around 9 a.m. on April 5.

The driver sustained fatal injuries and could not be extracted well into April 6 due to the flammable gas vapors combined with the instability of the tanker.

An estimated 1,300 pounds of gasoline had leaked due to the crash.

North and Southbound lanes on route 2 will remain closed as GPD conducts its investigation.

Read the full press release by the JIC:

JIC Release No. 3 - UPDATE_ Response to LP Gas Tanker Crash_ Roadways Remain Closed .docx