Anchorage, AK (October 29, 2020) – On Saturday, October 24th at about 9:05 p.m., local law enforcement officers reported to the intersection of Wright Street and East Tudor Road after receiving reports of a pedestrian being struck by a car.
Initial reports state that the driver of an SUV was heading westbound along East Tudor Road near the intersection of Wright Street when she struck a woman attempting to cross the road in the direction of Holiday Station.
Medics with the Anchorage Fire Department and officials with the Patrol Division were both dispatched to the crash site. The pedestrian, who has since been identified as 26-year-old Jenneen A.J. Leopold, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver stayed at the scene of the accident and has fully cooperated with authorities. No charges have been filed at this time.
Investigators from the Traffic Unit are investigating the cause of this accident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Jenneen A.J. Leopold, at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Anchorage
Walking is a basic, environmentally-friendly, and inexpensive form of transportation. Regrettably, walking has become more and more dangerous over the past few years. In the 10-year time frame between 2009 and 2018, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in the United States increased by 53%, from 4,109 pedestrian deaths in 2009 to 6,283 in 2018. This indicates an increase of about 2,100 pedestrian fatalities over the last decade.
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