VIDEO: Candlelight Vigil for Hit & Run Victim J.R. Isack


Guam – Family and friends of 17 year old JR Isack gathered for a candlelight vigil last night by the roadside in Dededo where he was killed last Friday morning.

Isack was walking along Marine Corps Drive between the road leading to the Dededo transfer station and the entrance of Ypaopao Estates when he was struck by a southbound vehicle about 6am.  He died later that afternoon at Guam Memorial Hospital.

More than 100 people gathered to lay flowers, light candles, sing and pray. Organizers said they called the vigil to raise awareness of the crime and urge anyone who may have seen the accident, or may know the driver who fled the scene, to contact the police.

Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia says the vehicle was “possibly a silver colored sedan, with damage to the front passenger side window and side view mirror.”

No further description is available. Guam Highway Patrol are asking for the public’s help in finding the driver of that vehicle.

Isack is the second traffic fatality of the year on Guam. Both victims were pedestrians hit by a passing vehicle.


2014 Traffic Related Fatalities:

1. Saturday, January 18:  A man  was pronounced dead at Guam Memorial Hospital after an early this morning auto-pedestrian accident. Guam Fire Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says medics responded to an Auto-Pedestrian accident with serious injuries at Harmon Loop Road. The 911 call was received at 1:36am. GMH Nursing Supervisory Marie Mafnas told PNC News that the man was pronounced dead at 2:17am.

2. Friday February 14: 17 year old JR Isack was hit by a vehicle on Route 1 near Ypaopao Estates in Dededo. GFD Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says the 911 call came in at 6:08am. He said CPR was conducted on the man at the scene, and enroute to GMH. He was pronounced dead at 5:45pm. The man’s identity has not been released.