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Family identifies Yigo auto-pedestrian victim

by Nick Delgado

Guam - The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division continues to piece together what happened the night an 18-year-old man was struck by a vehicle in Yigo and left to die. The family of the victim shared his story.

18-year-old Joshua Sulio, Jr. was as a resident of the northern village and a student at Simon Sanchez High School. "He's a hardworking boy, loves to help the family, does his best at everything, loves the outdoors, skating, off-roading, even just going into the jungle," said his father. Joshua ,Sr. is still coming to terms with what happened, as his son's life taken away by a driver who fled the scene.

"At first I was angry, because the especially the time that it happened, I was woken up didn't know what to expect, I was told he was in an accident and he's en route to the hospital, so I went down and when I saw him I didn't know what to do," he said.

Around one o'clock Sunday morning drivers who passed by spotted Sulio lying on the side of the road and called 911. The incident occurred along Mayot Lizama Road in Yigo, just 500 feet from the gate to Andersen Air Force Base. Medics arrived and rushed him to the Guam Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced at 4:30am.

Fighting back tears, his father had a message for his son: "I know you were going through a lot, I know I was hard on you but I was only doing it to set you on your right path and that I love you from the bottom of my heart."

As for a message to the community, Sulio urges the public to come forward if they have any information about the incident or the driver who fled the scene. "For this tragic accident that happened to my son, it's really unexpected and if anybody can help identify the vehicle...I just need an answer, any answer."

If you can help him find closure to his son's death please call GPD's Highway Patrol Division at 475-8463 or Guam Crimestoppers at 477-HELP (4357).

Rosaries are being held at 7pm nightly at 160 Chalan Nonnak Street in Yigo.

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