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Gracialla Shinohara Shelton arrested for Anigua accident

Posted: Aug 07, 2018 3:48 PM Updated:

Nearly three weeks ago, a man crossing the street in Anigua near the Bell Tower was hit by a car and killed. Police earlier today arrested a 54-year-old woman in connection to the case. She faces charges of vehicular homicide, imprudent driving, and speeding in a posted zone.

54-year-old Gracialla Shinohara Shelton was behind the wheel. Now, she's behind bars.

The Asan woman was driving northbound along Route 1 Marine Corps Drive when she allegedly hit a man crossing the street. The victim, 54-year-old Willy Kias, lived in the area. His neighbors told KUAM he'd regularly buy alcohol from a nearby store, but rarely crossed the street.

A good Samaritan - Navy electrician Andrew Pluss - performed CPR on Kias until medics arrived. Kias was rushed to Naval Hospital Guam where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy revealed he died from a crushed chest and broken back.

Kias' death marked the tenth auto pedestrian fatality of the year.

Shelton is expected to make her first court appearance on Wednesday afternoon before Magistrate Judge Benjamin Sison. We should note that this is not the first auto-ped fatality in this area.

This stretch of road has no crosswalks and is also poorly lit - despite LED streetlights on both sides.

Shelton is the mother of senatorial candidate Amanda Shelton.

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