Investigation continues into collision that killed bicyclist

casey.grove@adn.comJanuary 2, 2014 

UPDATE 11:30 AM FRIDAY:

Police still have not disclosed the name of the bicyclist who was killed in West Anchorage on Thursday after he was struck by a car. 

"We have his identity but we are trying to notify next of kin who are out of state," said Jennifer Castro, police spokeswoman, in an email.  

Castro said police are still investigating the incident and piecing together evidence.

"It will take them some time to make a conclusive story," Castro said.

She does not expect police to release more information about what exactly happened Thursday afternoon near Northern Lights Boulevard and Minnesota Drive until next week. 

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ORIGINAL STORY:

A bicyclist died Thursday afternoon after he was struck by a car in the city's Turnagain neighborhood, Anchorage police said.

At least two people called 911 about 2:45 p.m. to report the collision, police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro said. A gray Subaru hit the man on Northern Lights Boulevard just west of Minnesota Drive, Castro said.

"He was crossing southbound and was struck in the middle lane of traffic," Castro said.

Police found the man unconscious, and medics took him to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Castro said. The man's name has not been released, because police are still working to notify his next of kin, the spokeswoman said.

Officers investigating the fatal collision shut down two westbound lanes on Northern Lights, Castro said. The investigation continued, and no citations had been issued as of 4:30 p.m., she said.

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4343. Twitter updates: twitter.com/kcgrove.

 

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