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51-year-old drunk driver arrested for fatal Mangilao accident

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - 51-year-old Richard Duenas Cruz was arrested in connection to Tuesday night's fatal auto-pedestrian incident in Mangilao. 

Cruz reportedly was driving drunk along Rt. 10 at around 9:30pm  when he crashed into a man who was crossing the street near KNS Mart. According to police spokesperson officer AJ Balajadia the pedestrian was non-responsive when transported by medics to the Guam Memorial Hospital. He  was pronounced dead at 10:45pm.  Family members identified the victim as 38-year-old Songas Machusy of Mangilao.

Cruz was arrested for Vehicular Homicide while Intoxicated, DUI, DUI with Injuries, No Drivers License, Expired Registration and Mandatory Insurance.  He was booked and confined.

Balajadia reminds the public to use caution, slow down when approaching areas where stores and restaurants are located along the roadways.   He added several incidents involving auto / pedestrians have occurred in these areas.
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