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Woman pleads guilty in deadly Mesa hit-and-run crash involving motorcycle last June

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Posted at 11:22 AM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 13:22:11-05

MESA, AZ — A woman arrested after a deadly hit-and-run crash involving a motorcycle last June has pleaded guilty.

In Maricopa County Superior Court documents filed Monday, Anrisa Sukion, 43, pleaded guilty for leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

Plea agreement documents show that prosecutors and Sukion have agreed to her serving six months in jail before being placed on probation. She will also pay restitution to the victims not to exceed $50,000.

On June 7, 2019, Mesa police responded to a crash between a car and motorcycle on Dobson Road near Southern Avenue.

The car driver, Anrisa Sukion, turned left in front of a motorcycle going northbound on Dobson Road. The motorcycle rider, Kenneth Wayne Shelley, sustained an amputated left leg, a broken neck, and fractures to his thigh, pelvis and arm. He later died from his injuries.

Sukion then parked her car and fled on foot. Investigators found pay stubs in the vehicle that identified Sukion.

Police located Sukion at her Mesa home later that day. At the time, she told police that she saw the motorcycle "driving really fast and came at her as she was turning left."

She then parked her car at her employer's parking lot, which was near the collision scene, and went to work. Since her employer's office wasn't open yet, she walked home.

Sukion moved to Arizona from Guam in January 2019 and was aware that she needed to stop after an accident, police say. Investigators also say she knew that she needed to get a driver's license, but never got one.

Sukion will be formally sentenced on February 7.