Police investigate fatal crash

AFTERMATH: A hat is seen behind the rear wheels of a Jeep Wrangler at the scene of a deadly auto-pedestrian accident along Route 1 in Yigo in front of the Manhita Laundry. Dontana Keraskes/The Guam Daily Post

Police closed off most lanes in front of the Manhita Laundry Mat along Route 1 in Yigo on Saturday night as they investigated a crash that killed one man and injured another. 

One of the pedestrians was pronounced dead at Guam Regional Medical City, according to Guam Police Department spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao. 

As of Sunday night, the condition of the second pedestrian hadn't been released. 

Guam Fire Department spokesman firefighter Kevin Reilly said that two men, estimated to be in their mid to late 20s, were reported injured in the crash, which took place around 7:20 p.m. Saturday.

Military personnel who were headed to Andersen Air Force Base had seen the two injured men and tried to assist, Reilly stated. When GFD medics arrived, the military personnel had initiated CPR on one of the men who had no pulse. The other patient was unconscious but was breathing.

GFD and Mercy medics took the men to GRMC.

Good Samaritans rush to help

By 8 p.m. the police had portable lights flooding the scene, and all lanes but one in each direction were closed.

A black Jeep Wrangler stood at the side of the road, facing north. Just behind the right tire on the road was a black baseball cap with a red bill.

The Jeep's driver and another man stood across the street as police looked at the vehicle and the area around it. They were waiting for police. 

Video shared on social media, showed the two pedestrians lying on the northbound lanes. Good Samaritans, some in military uniforms and others in civilian clothes, rushed to the aid of one of the men; as the video pans the scene, there are others who've crouched around the second pedestrian. 

The man who died is the 17th person to die from a traffic accident on Guam this year.

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