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GPD investigates fatal crash in Yigo

by Jolene Toves

Guam - A young man is dead, the victim of car crash in Yigo. GPD's Highway Patrol Division is investigating an early morning crash involving two vehicles along Marine Corps Drive in front of Shen Furniture Store in Yigo. GPD spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia. "Had a male operator of a Toyota Paseo headed northbound on Marine Drive and the operator male operator of a Toyota Corolla headed in the same direction," he shared. "The operator of the Toyota Corolla struck the Paseo and then ran off the roadway, striking a concrete pole."

The operator of the Corolla was a 22-year-old man. After using the Jaws of Life to extract him from the vehicle he had passed. "The fire department personnel EMS declared the male of the Corolla dead at the scene Guam Highway Patrol was activated and they are currently investigating the cause of this crash," said Balajadia.

GPD is investigating whether speed or alcohol were factors in the crash. "According to the operator of the Paseo it was not raining at the time but the roads were wet," he said.

Both northbound lanes were closed for a couple of hours this morning while GPD conducted their investigation.

Balajadia says the operator of the Paseo did not sustain any injuries. 

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