GPD investigating fatal crash in Barrigada

Police examine the site of an auto-pole crash in Barrigada. (Photo by PNC Chief Photographer Allan Balbin)

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, GPD’S Highway Patrol Division was activated to assume a fatal crash that occurred on Route 8 Purple Heart Memorial Highway, in Barrigada.

Preliminary reports suggest that the operator of a green Hyundai Accent was traveling east on Route 8 by Subway in Barrigada when the vehicle encroached into the oncoming lane and ran off the roadway, and collided with a concrete perimeter post.

The lone male operator was transported to Naval Hospital Guam and was later pronounced deceased by attending physicians.

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