ANCHORAGE - An 18-year-old woman was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree robbery in the death of a man who was struck and killed in an Anchorage hit-and-run.
Lindy Rae Morrison is the second person to face charges stemming from the March 29 death of Tyler Meyer, whose body was found in a pool of blood after he was run over by a pickup truck.
The truck driver - Nathanael Albright, 23 - was charged in April with manslaughter, leaving the scene and misconduct involving controlled substances.
Meyer, 29, who had been in rehab for several months, left his South Anchorage home early the morning of his death to buy crack cocaine, according to court records.
According to authorities, Meyer tried to buy drugs from a woman he had previously dealt with, but he already owed her money. When Albright drove to the meeting place, Meyer handed the woman $50 and got an empty napkin in return, court records say.
Meyer grabbed the truck's side as it took off. Albright told police he swerved to knock Meyer off but didn't realize he had run over him.
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