Bashore's Bail Increased for Hit-and-Run; Released Monday
Now $10,000 plus two third-party custodians
In a downtown courtroom Monday, the 19-year-old woman who was arrested for the hit-and-run death of a 28-year-old man on the Tudor overpass.
Ashley Bashore’s bail was originally set at $2,500, plus a court-approved third-party custodian. It’s now been increased to $10,000 cash, plus two court-appointed third-party custodians.
Anchorage police arrested Bashore last week on Wednesday, eight months after they say she struck and killed Hubert Tunuchuk on Easter Sunday.
They say she was texting while driving at the time.
Investigators say she deleted all of her text messages, which is considered tampering with evidence. Police say Tunuchuk was hit with such force he flew out of his shoes. According to detectives, instead of stopping to help, Bashore sped away to a friend’s house, where she said she had just “hit a mangy Rottweiler without a collar.”
Bashore was released on the $10,000 bail to the custody of her boyfriend and sister-in-law later Monday.