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22nd auto crash death on Guam

HAGÅTÑA (The Guam Daily Post) — The Guam Police Department is investigating Wednesday morning’s fatal crash in Tamuning that claimed the life of 24-year-old Dylan Peter Roberto.

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A Guam Police Department officer marks debris at the fatal crash scene on Chalan San Antonio during the investigation into an early morning traffic fatality Wednesday in Tamuning.  Photo by John O’Connor/The Guam Daily Post

Police spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao said officers arrived on the scene, on Chalan San Antonio near East Espiritu Street, and found a Toyota Yaris that crashed into a concrete utility pole.

“Based on evidence at scene, the officer’s preliminary assessment, it was noted that the (driver of the) black Toyota Yaris was traveling southbound on Route 14 on Chalan San Antonio when the operator lost control, ran off the roadway, onto the oncoming northbound lane and collided with a concrete utility pole,” Tapao stated.

The driver was found unconscious and unresponsive in his vehicle, and medics performed CPR while transporting him to nearby Guam Memorial Hospital.

Tapao said the driver was pronounced dead at 5 a.m.

He confirmed that roads were wet at the time of the crash. The GPD Highway Patrol Division is determining whether speed, alcohol and/or drugs were factors in the crash.

Tapao confirmed this is the 20th fatal crash of the year, and the 22nd fatality. In one auto crash, two 17-year-old students died.

“Let’s be extra careful out on the roadways while celebrating the holiday season. If you are going to celebrate, please designate a sober driver and close out the year and hopefully we can curb all these fatal crashes as we approach the new year,” Tapao cautioned.