by Nick Delgado
Guam - The Korean woman who was struck and killed by police officers while crossing the Kmart intersection over the weekend has been identified as Soon Ae Chai. Family members identified the 47-year-old at the Chief Medical Examiner's office.
Guam Police Department Spokesperson Officer Allan Guzman says Chai was a former resident of Tamuning who left her home along Chalan San Antonio about a month ago. She apparently became out of reach with her family members, and has since been homeless. Guzman says that Chai was seen walking along the island's streets, carrying large bags.
Officers Donnie Pangelinan and Gerard Perez were in their police vehicle when they struck Chai while patrolling the area. Both officers remain on administrative leave as Guzman says an internal investigation is underway. Police Chief Paul Suba says the two officers were determined not to be under the influence of alcohol and they will be undergoing drug testing this week.
While GPD's Highway Patrol Division continues to investigate the accident, Guzman confirms they have several witnesses and continue to ask the help of more residents in the community that might have any information regarding the first traffic-fatality of the year to come forward.