Sailor's death is 2012's 6th traffic-related fatality
by Nick Delgado
Guam - A 43-year-old sailor is dead after she was struck and killed along Route 2 in Agat Monday night. Anna Sterling was riding her Harley Davidson along the Agat coast around 5pm Monday when she was unexpectedly hit by an alleged drunk driver.
Guam Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Mike Aguon says the service member tried to steer clear of the collision, but Sterling was unable to avoid impact. "Just before the crash she laid her bike to prevent the crash, however he still continued on and went over her, from there he didn't stop and it took a few feet before he was able to stop and she ended up underneath the car."
Police say Sterling was struck and dragged by Endy Timoti, 43, who was driving a Toyota Matrix. Witnesses say Timoti was exiting the nearby apartment complex parking lot. He headed northbound barely driving on the Agat highway before steering into the oncoming lane then hitting Sterling. She had to be extracted from under the vehicle.
Timoti was taken into police custody. Aguon said, "The investigation revealed that Timoti was in violation of DUI, DUI with a BAC above .08, no drivers license and driving on other than the right side of the roadway."
Timoti had a blood alcohol content three times above the legal limit. He was booked and confined. He also has an ongoing 2010 DUI case. He is scheduled to be magistrated tomorrow afternoon.
Sterling was attached to the Naval Computer and Telecommunication Station on Guam. Her death marks the 6th traffic-related death for 2012.
The Attorney General's Office also charged Timoti with murder, manslaughter, and vehicular homicide all with a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony. Timoti also has two prior DUI convictions within the last five years, and is on pretrial release for a recent DUI case, which he appeared in court for the morning of the crash.
Timoti was ordered by the court not to operate a motor vehicle or consume alcohol.