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Woman killed as truck slams into tree

Aside from NMC crash, 3 also injured in San Jose car collission
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The Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services rescue personnel extricated 28-year-old Carlynn Mae Camacho from this red pickup truck after it slammed into a tree near the Northern Marianas College in Finasisu yesterday early morning. Camacho was pronounced dead at the Commonwealth Health Center. (Derek Gersonde)

The Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services rescue personnel extricated 28-year-old Carlynn Mae Camacho from this red pickup truck after it slammed into a tree near the Northern Marianas College in Finasisu yesterday early morning. Camacho was pronounced dead at the Commonwealth Health Center. (Derek Gersonde)

A woman died when a pickup truck she was driving slammed into a tree near the Northern Marianas College in Finasisu early yesterday morning.

On Saturday night, a man suffered serious injuries while two other persons were also injured when a car ran off the roadway in San Jose, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

In the Finasisu incident, a doctor at the Commonwealth Health Center pronounced the victim, identified as Carlynn Mae Camacho, 28, dead at 4:34am.

DFEMS spokesman Derek Gersonde said firefighters used Jaws of Life tools to extricate Camacho, who was trapped in the wrecked pickup truck.

Gersonde said DFEMS received a call from the Department of Public Safety’s 911 dispatch regarding a car accident in Finasisu yesterday at 3:59am.

Gersonde said at 4:01am, firefighters and medics from Susupe and Kagman fire stations responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, emergency medical technicians came upon a pickup truck that was pinned up against a tree.

Camacho, the driver of the truck, was found to have no pulse and was not breathing.

Gersonde said after Camacho was extricated, medics performed cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on her and transported her to CHC.

Gersonde said information about the cause of the accident and other details should be coming from DPS.

Saipan Tribune contacted DPS for more information, but acting information officer Jason Tarkong said he will release details about the two incidents by today, Monday.

In the San Jose accident, Gersonde said all three victims were transported to the CHC emergency room.

Gersonde said when emergency medical technicians responded to the scene, a 29-year-old man, who was the passenger, was out of the car and was unconscious with a six-inch laceration to the back of head.

The driver, a 28-year-old man, complained of pain all over his body.

The other victim, an unconscious female, was sitting in the back of the car.

Gersonde said that, on Saturday at 10:34pm, DFEMS received a call from DPS 911 dispatch regarding an overturned car in San Jose.

Gersonde said DFEMS personnel later found out that the car did not overturn but ran off the roadway.

At 10:36pm, firefighters and medics from Susupe, Garapan, Koblerville, and Kagman fire stations responded to the location.

Upon arrival, Gersonde said emergency medical technicians came upon a car with three victims.

Gersonde said medics applied a cervical collar and used a spine board to stabilize the victims’ neck and spine as well as to control the bleeding.

Gersonde said the cause of the accident should be released by DPS and that information on the status of the victims and treatment should referred to CHC information office.

Last Jan. 7, Romeo Sumilang, 53, a passenger of a pickup truck, was tossed into the air and landed on the pavement during an accident involving two other cars near Sugar King Park in Garapan. The truck’s driver and the other passenger were injured.

Sumilang died due to severe head injuries at CHC last Jan. 10.

The driver of a car, Yi Wang, 53, a Chinese music teacher, was arrested, but later the Office of the Attorney General moved to dismiss the case without prejudice. The court granted the motion.

Dismissal without prejudice means the OAG can re-file the case.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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