Police investigate hit and run fatality in Yigo


Guam – Marking the first auto pedestrian fatality of 2019, a man’s life was cut short in a hit and run on Friday.

Police responded to the crash scene on Route 15 by Chalan Momi and Tun Juan Dolores street in Yigo just before midnight on Friday. According to GPD Spokesman Sgt Paul Tapao police arrived just a medical personnel from the Guam Fire Department were conducting CPR on the unidentified male victim who was found laying in the roadway.

Police say that witnesses and bystanders reported seeing a blue colored sedan fleeing the area. The suspect is still at large, as Tapao stated, GPD has yet to locate the vehicle believed to have been involved. GPD’s crash investigators continue to investigate if speed alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

According to Tapao, the male victim was transported to Guam Regional Medical City where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased shortly after midnight.

This is a developing story.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.