Motorcyclist in Hagatna crash dies

Guam Police Department (PNC file photo)

The motorcycle operator who crashed near the Hagatna McDonald’s Saturday night has died.

Sgt. Paul Tapao, the Guam Police Department’s public information officer, confirmed that the 23-year-old male operator was transported to Guam Memorial Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead on Sunday Oct. 6 by attending physicians.

It was on Saturday, Oct. 5 at around 9:30 p.m. when traffic investigators from GPD’s Highway Patrol Division were activated to a motorcycle crash that occurred on Route 4 Chalan Kanton Tasi, Hagatna.

According to Tapao, preliminary police reports suggest that the motorcyclist was traveling on the outer southbound lane on Route 4 Hagatna, just past McDonald’s. The motorcyclist then lost control and ran off the roadway and collided with a guardrail.

Tapao said the case remains open as investigators have yet to determine if speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.