Anchorage, AK (January 14, 2021) – Officers from the Anchorage Police Department responded to reports of a pedestrian-involved accident along Glenn Highway on Thursday, January 14th.
An initial investigation revealed that a 2012 Dodge Ram 2500 pick-up truck was driving along Glenn Highway in the area of Airport Heights Drive when it struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, whose identity has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver stayed at the scene and has cooperated with officials.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Anchorage
In Alaska, the serious and fatal pedestrian accident rate just about doubled, from more than 8% to almost 14%, between 2012 and 2016. This sudden increase in pedestrian fatalities and critical injuries has also been addressed in national studies that accuse the consistent rise in the use of cell phones among both drivers and pedestrians.
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