Update: Crash claims life of a man, marking the 14th fatal auto pedestrian crash


Guam – Friday evening an unidentified man was attempting to cross the road on Route 10 in Mangilao near American Medical Clinic when he was hit by a truck.

According to GPD Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao, the man was transported to Naval Hospital were he was pronounced deceased by attending physicians less than an hour after the crash.

The report of an auto pedestrian crash came in just before 11 p.m. Shortly after first responders arrived on scene. PNC was on scene following the crash and observed a Dodge Ram pickup at a rest with what appeared to be frontal damage to the driver’s side headlights.

Tapao stated that preliminary investigation findings suggest that the operator of the pickup was traveling on the inner south bound lane when the victim was struck.

A witness at the scene told PNC, he heard a loud bang when the victim was struck.

This case remains opened as crash investigators have yet to determine if speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in this crash.

Tapao shares that this is the 14th fatal Auto-Pedestrian crash and 25th fatality of the year.

“The Guam Police Department continues to remind the community to please be extra careful this holiday season. Always designate a responsible sober driver and if you are walking, always use the crosswalk, were light colored clothing as to be seen, try to cross in well lit areas and don’t walk on the roadways if you are intoxicated as this can affect your judgement,” wrote Tapao.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.