18 Year Old Who Fell Off Pickup last WEDNESDAY Died SATURDAY Becoming 3rd Traffic Fatality of Year

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Guam – Guam Police report that an 18 year old man  who fell off a flat bed pick-up truck last Wednesday night has died.

 

Guam Police PIO Officer A.J. Balajadia has identified the victim as 18 year old Joward I. Pereira of Astumbo Dededo.

The accident happened about 11 pm Wednesday April 11 along Kamute Loop in Astumbo Gardens.

The vehicle was a 1992 Toyota pickup with a converted flatbed. It was being driven by a 17 year old boy.

Officer Balajadia reports that Pereira was 1 of 4 passengers in the rear on the flat-bed and he reportedly placed his foot on the exposed tire causing him to be pulled off the bed of the truck and onto the pavement.

Pereira was admitted to GMH and passed away on Saturday, April 14 from head trauma.

Guam Highway Patrol is investigating this incident and the case remains open.