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Fiery crash in Asan kills man

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division is investigating a fiery fatal crash that occurred last night in Asan.   

Just after seven o'clock Sunday evening residents and motorists who were in Asan witnessed a horrific scene.

Luis Cabral rushed down from his house on the hill after hearing a loud explosion. "I didn't realize it was a vehicle until I came down I thought it was a house somebody crashed into a pole or a building it was too big a fire," he recalled.

User-submitted mobile video captured minutes after a crash involving a van and a motorcycle along Marine Corps Drive.  Police spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia said, "I was reported the operator of the van pulled out the parking area of Sunset Grill on to Marine Drive when he collided with the motorcycle - the motorcycle and van were engulfed in flames upon arrival of rescue units and the operator of the motorcycle was dead here on the scene."

According to GFD spokesperson Kevin Reilly the motorcyclist was trapped underneath the van. There were a total of three people in the van, the driver was taken to the Guam Memorial Hospital to be treated for burns, while the other two who were Merchant Marines made it out of the vehicle okay. 

Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola identified the motorcyclist as Jonathan Santos, 26, of Yigo. He died of a skull fracture, crushed chest and crushed abdomen.

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