Talkeetna man arrested in hit-and-run death

Posted: Tuesday, July 23, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Talkeetna man has been charged in connection with a hit and run accident in which a former high school football star was killed.

Garrett Bowley, 22, was charged with manslaughter and first-degree assault in the death of 18-year-old Aanooalii Filoialii, Anchorage police said Monday.

Bowley is accused of driving the pickup truck that ran a red light early July 6, striking the car in which Filoialii was a passenger. The accident left the driver of the car, 17-year-old Karen Saena, severely injured.

Bowley has was charged with failing to render aid, evidence tampering and driving while intoxicated.

Police said Bowley left the scene of the accident. He was found 45 minutes later and hospitalized at Alaska Regional Hospital for injuries suffered in the accident.

Bowley was arrested Friday after being released from the hospital. He was being held at the Anchorage Jail on $250,000 bail.

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