Pedestrian dies in crash

FATAL: GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao has confirmed the male pedestrian who was hit by a vehicle on Marine Corps Drive in Tamuning around 7:45 p.m. today has died. Emergency responders arrived at the scene within a few minutes of the crash. They're seen in this photograph preparing to transport the man to the Guam Memorial Hospital. CPR was conducted en route to GMH. Norman M. Taruc/The Guam Daily Post

A man died Monday night after he was struck by a car on Marine Corps Drive in Tamuning. 

The Guam Fire Department received the call around 7:48 p.m. of an auto-pedestrian incident with serious injuries in Tamuning, according to GFD spokesman Kevin Reilly. He said medics conducted CPR en route to the hospital. 

The crash occurred around 7:45 p.m. in front of the Core Tech Center. A couple of people who were near the area said they heard a loud boom. When they ran to the road, someone pointed out a person lying on the road, just off the sidewalk. Glass and plastic debris from the car were scattered along the road and sidewalk. 

The pedestrian was not using the nearby crosswalk by the Ypao 76 gas station.

Guam Police Department officers arrived and talked to witnesses. Other drivers who saw the crash stopped, and were also taken aside by police officers. Police closed two lanes heading toward the Ypao Road/Marine Corps Drive intersection.

The car that struck the pedestrian was about 100 feet away from where the man had fallen. The car was facing the Ypao Road/Marine Corps Drive intersection. 

Around 9 p.m., GPD spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao released a statement saying the accident was fatal. He confirmed the Highway Patrol Division is investigating the crash.

As of 9:30 p.m. the outer and middle lanes going east will be closed. This case is developing.

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