Suspect had previous DUI charge
THE man arrested in connection with Monday’s traffic fatality is on pre-trial release for a previous DUI charge and was ordered to not operate a motor vehicle or possess or consume alcohol.
Endy Timoti, 43, of Agat, the driver of the Toyota Matrix that collided with a motorcycle on Monday, faces several charges including murder, manslaughter, vehicular homicide while intoxicated, vehicular homicide; and a special allegation of possession and use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a felony.
At around 5 p.m. on Monday, Anna Sterling, 43, of Santa Rita, was driving her Harley Davidson Night Rod motorcycle on the southbound lane on Route 2 by the Agat 76 gas station when she was struck by the Toyota Matrix driven by Timoti.
Timoti was traveling north on Route 2 but then drove onto the southbound lane and struck Sterling, dragging her before stopping. Sterling was pinned underneath the vehicle and had to be extracted by Guam Fire Department personnel. She was transported to Naval Hospital in Agaña Heights and pronounced dead at 5:54 p.m.
According to court documents, Timoti had a blood alcohol content of .264 – more than three times the legal limit of .08. Additionally, he has two prior DUI convictions in 2007 and 2010.
Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Aurelio Espinola performed an autopsy yesterday afternoon and said Sterling died from a skull fracture and crushed chest.
Navy officials confirm Sterling was a sailor assigned to the Naval Computer and Telecommunications Station in Dededo.
News of Sterling’s death came as a surprise to those who got to know her at Harley Davidson Guam where Sterling was known for not only being a regular but also a loyal customer.
Ken Duenas, sales and finance of Harley Davidson Guam, describes her as a “people person” who often came to the store to have her bike serviced.
“She’s really easy going,” he said. “She was very supportive of the limited owners group that we have right now.”