The Guam Police Department is investigating Guam's 16th traffic-related fatality that occurred just after midnight Tuesday.

"So earlier this morning shortly after 12 o'clock, a beige Toyota highlander was traveling on route one by Wusstig Road when the vehicle ran off the roadway and collided with a concrete utility pole," Guam Police Department Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said.

The driver, a 25-year-old unidentified individual, was transported to the Guam Regional Medical City where he was later pronounced deceased by an attending physician. Tapao says the cause of the collision remains under investigation.

"Again this is we're still in our preliminary stage of the investigation our crash investigators have been activated to assume the case," Tapao said. "They were on site. They still have to determine whether speed, alcohol or drugs were factors in relation to this crash. Once we find and determine through an autopsy and of course through our speed calculation we will be able to determine the causation of the crash and be able to provide more information to the community."

The latest traffic-related fatality marks the 16th of this year and according to Tapao with the holiday season upon us it's important to remind the community to be safe while traveling along island roadways.

"We are going to be doing our DUI suppression and we are continuing to remind the community to please should we go out and celebrate the holiday season to please designate a responsible sober driver should you choose to indulge in recreational cannabis," Tapao said. "Again, you have to we recommend you designate a responsible sober driver. Again, give the gift of life and help save a life by getting a sober driver to help celebrate the holiday season."