Footage of Anigua accident may explain Shelton’s release

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Guam – Exclusive footage obtained by PNC’s Jolene Toves yesterday may shed light on why the driver involved in July 16’s fatal accident has not yet been charged by the AG’s office.

Here is what we know: 54-year-old Willy Kias was attempting to cross Marine Drive when he was struck by Shelton’s SUV. While the video does not show the impact, it does show the moments before and after the crash. In the footage, Kias appears to have run past an unidentified vehicle traveling on the innermost right lane, only to be struck by Shelton’s Ford Escape in the next lane moments later.

The video suggests that Kias may not have known a a second vehicle was approaching when he attempted to cross. The proximity of the vehicles further suggests that Shelton may not have seen Kias.

Shelton was released shortly after 1:30 PM on Wednesday, with a notice from the OAG to appear three years from the date on the notice. AG Spokeswoman Carlina Charfauros shares that the investigation is ongoing and they are expecting additional information to be provided to them.

The driver is the mother of democratic senatorial candidate Amanda Shelton.

DISCLAIMER: We must remind the community that GPD’s job is to determine if the evidence warrants an arrest. Meanwhile, it is the Attorney General’s job to determine if there is enough evidence to sustain a conviction. While GPD’s investigation may have warranted the arrest, the AG’s office will have to determine if the evidence is enough to obtain a guilty verdict.

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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.