Guam – Troy Morrison died this morning [Thursday] when he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed along Route 4, in front of the Agat Transfer Station.
The 39 year old Morrison was a resident of Umatac. He is a former Guam Police Officer and the brother of Guam Senator Tommy Morrison.
Speaker Judi Won Pat announced the postponement until tomorrow of this afternoon’s scheduled Session because of a death in the family of one of its members.
Guam Police Spokesman Officer A.J. Balajadia reports that the man was riding a 2004 Suzuki 1000 south on Route 4 near the Agat Transfer Station when he lost control and ran off the roadway, crashing into a concrete drainage ditch.
Guam Fire Spokesman Lt. Ed Artero says the 911 call came in at 10:48 am. In a texted message to the media, Lt. Artero said the injured man was rushed to Naval Hospital, and CPR was being performed en-route. Lt. Artero also said that the man was not wearing a helmet.
Navy Spokeswoman Coleen San Nicolas Perz says the victim was pronounced dead at 11:33am at Naval Hospital.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation, says Officer Balajadia.
This death marks the 4th traffic related fatality on Guam this year, and the second man to die in a motorcycle accident this week.
READ the release from Officer Balajadia below:
GUAM POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS
11:58am, February 21, 213, Rt. 4 Agat Transfer Station, the male operator of a 2004 Suzuki 1000 lost control while heading south, ran off the roadway crashing into a concrete sewer pipe.
The operator was transported to Naval Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Guam Highway Patrol is on scene investigating.
Guam Police Spokesperson
2013 Traffic Related Fatalities:
1. January 1: 3:41am, Tuesday, Auto Pole crash, Rt. 9 Chalan Ramierez, Yigo. First traffic fatality on New Year’s day. 31-year-old Fred Maioro lost
control of his car along Route 9 at Chalan Ramirez St. in Yigo, and ran off the road, and slammed into a concrete pole.
2. January 16: 11:30pm. 45 year old Edward Joseph Kestler, was struck by an SUV in Tamuning Marine Corps Drive, near Alupang Towers in
Tamuning. He was pronounced dead at 12:10am at GMH. by a car late Wednesday night in Tamuning. Police say the victim was apparently walking in the road when he was struck by a black Hyundai Tucson being driven by a man heading south on Route 1. The driver of the Hyundai was not arrested.
[February 12: 10:20 pm, 51 Year Old Hitoshi Yakota struck by a grey 2007 Toyota Yaris while walking with his wife [also injured] on the side walk along San Vitores Road in Tumon. Yakota died from his injuries on Thursday February 14 at GMH. 21 year old Tamuning resident Chad De Soto charged with murder in Yakota’s death. Guam Police Spokesman A.J. Balajadia says this is NOT being classifed as a traffic related fatality.]
3. February 17: 1:42 am. 27 year old Andre Dela Cruz died after losing control of his Harley Davidson Motorcycle motorcycle and crashed on Alageta Road near the Route 16 overpass. DOA at the scene.
4. February 21: 10:48am. Troy Morrison riding a 2004 Suzuki 1000 south on Route 4 near the Agat Transfer Station when he lost control and ran off the roadway, crashing into a concrete sewer ditch. Pronounced dead at Naval Hospital. GFD Lt. Ed Artero said CPR was performed on the injured man as he was rushed to Naval Hospital. Morrison was not wearing a helmet.