Motorcycle crash fatality was airman from Andersen

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Andersen Air Force Base (PNC file photo)

The main who died in a motorcycle crash early this morning was an airman from Andersen Air Force Base.

The 36th Wing Public Affairs Media Operations section confirmed that an airman assigned to Andersen AFB was killed during the off-base motorcycle crash.

In accordance with Department of Defense policy, the name is being withheld until 24 hours after next of kin notification. The crash is currently under investigation by the Guam Police Department.

“We are a close-knit family and when a tragedy like this occurs, every member of Team Andersen feels it,” said Brig. Gen. Jeremy T. Sloane, commander of the 36th Wing, in a statement. “We express our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of the deceased Airman. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, and we are providing every comfort and assistance that we can.”

Andersen chaplains, mental health professionals, and counselors are available and ready to assist those in need. For more information on Andersen AFB support services, visit www.andersen.af.mil.

According to GPD, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred at around 12:45 am on Santos Hill by Casa De Isa in Tumon.

According to GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, officers from the Tumon-Tamuning Precinct Command responded to the motorcycle crash.

Preliminary reports suggest that a 2011 Harley Davidson FLTRX was traveling east in the inner lane by Casa De Isa when the operator lost control of the motorcycle and collided with the raised concrete median which caused the motorcycle to run off the roadway.

The male operator was immediately transported to Guam Regional Medical City where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by attending physicians.

The Guam Police Department’s Highway Patrol Division was activated and has assumed investigation of this case.

This case is ongoing going as traffic investigators have yet to determine if speed, alcohol, or drugs were factors in the crash.

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