Police launch manhunt for hit-and-run suspect

(PNC file photo)

Guam – Authorities are searching for the driver involved in a fatal auto-pedestrian crash in Mongmong-Toto-Maite on Saturday.

A 50-year-old male pedestrian was pronounced dead after he was struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run around 11 p.m on Saturday. Police said the yet-to-be identified victim was crossing on the east bound lane of Route 8 by Kwong Hwa Department Store.

No details have been provided regarding the make or model of the vehicle that struck the victim.

The pedestrian was transported to Naval Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

GPD is seeking assistance from anyone who may have witnessed the crash or anyone with information that would lead to the driver’s arrest.

If you have information regarding this case please contact GPD at 472-8911. Anonymous tips can also be submitted to guam.crimestoppersweb.com.

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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.