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2 pedestrians dead in separate East Anchorage collisions

Craig MedredAlaska Dispatch

Two pedestrians were killed overnight in separate East Anchorage collisions, according to a statement from police.

Charles Delgado was longboarding across Boundary Avenue, east of Boniface Parkway, at about 9:19 p.m. Tuesday when he was hit by a westbound motorcyclist, Anchorage Police Lt. Dave Parker reported in a media release. Delgado was wearing dark clothing at the time he was hit. An ambulance delivered Delgado to doctors but he was dead within seven hours.

The second collision, killing a woman in her twenties, came just a few miles away and less than five hours after Delgado was hit. The woman, as-yet unidentified by police attempting to notify her family, was crossing Boniface near its intersection at 4th Avenue with two other women about 1:44 a.m. Wednesday, police reported. There was no crosswalk where they entered the street; the area was poorly lit and the women had been drinking, according to Parker's report:

"Two of the pedestrians made it across the roadway but the third … remained in the roadway of the southbound lanes. A motorist stopped in the left lane and illuminated the hazard lights on his vehicle when another motorist, approached from the rear and steered around the stopped vehicle into the right lane of travel striking the woman."


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She was hospitalized in critical condition and declared dead sometime after 5 a.m.

Anyone who saw either collision or who has information that may help Anchorage police in their investigations was urged to call 907-786-8830.