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3-car collision in Yigo leaves 1 dead

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Less than 24 hours after the Guam Police Department's Highway Patrol Division was activated to investigate a fatal crash in Agat, they were called on, again, this time to respond to a fatal crash in Yigo

The crash occurred along Route 1 near the Yigo Bank of Guam. Rush hour traffic is at a snail's pace as both lanes north and south were blocked while Highway Patrol began their investigation and medics responded to the scene.

Guam Fire Department Spokesperson Kevin Reilly reports that three cars were involved in the collision. One of the drivers died and was transported to the Guam Regional Medical City. The occupants in the other vehicles received minor injuries and were treated on the scene.

This afternoon's crash follows the early morning traffic fatality in Agat. GPD is asking the community to come forward with information as they are still trying to identify the driver.

Meanwhile, this marks the ninth traffic-related fatality of the year and ahead of the GPD's Highway Patrol's upcoming launch of its safety program "Be Seen, Be Safe and Be Smart Campaign." The program is based on what's called the four "E's": Education, Enforcement, Engineering, and Emergency Medical Services.

GPD announced the program was in the works in February during our weekly facebook live Crime Time show. Police Spokesperson Paul Tapao today tells KUAM the campaign is almost ready to roll out.


"What we've done is brought major stakeholders to the table to discuss how we're going to launch the program," he said. "So some of the few things we're looking at is the engineering aspect. We've already identified how we're going to go out we need to sit down with the engineering aspect certain roadways that affect us that we've identified whether auto-pedestrian crashes, mc spills or high volume crashes that result in fatal crashes. We are still moving forward with this initiative. It's going to be a holistic approach in the community about safe driving mannerism and pedestrian safety," he said.

The "Be Seen, Be Safe, Be Smart" campaign is in partnership with various community organizations as well as with the Department of Public Work's Office of Highway Safety. The decision to launch the program follows last year's tragic and alarming amount of traffic fatalities which totaled 23.

 

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