Man charged in fatal hit-and-run says woman claimed to be OK

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A 71-year-old man charged in a fatal hit-and-run near the Anchorage Jail over the weekend says he returned to the scene and tried to find the victim, according to court records. 

Ruti Malietufa was arraigned Monday on a charge of leaving the scene of an accident after police say he struck and killed a woman Saturday night near East 3rd Avenue and Orca Street. 

According to charging documents in the case, Malietufa said he was driving east on East 3rd when he struck something. He says he stopped and went back to see what happened, according to charging documents. 

Man charged in fatal hit-and-run says woman claimed to be OK
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