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Police: Anchorage man surrenders after pedestrian killed in hit-and-run

  • Author: Alaska Dispatch News
  • Updated: December 2, 2017
  • Published January 15, 2017

A 30-year-old Anchorage man turned himself in to police Saturday afternoon, about 11 hours after a woman walking along Elmore Road was killed in a hit-and-run crash, police said.

Police said in a statement late Saturday that Brian E. Walter walked into police headquarters at about 4:30 p.m. and provided the location of his 2013 Chevrolet Sonic sedan. Police said they had identified the suspect vehicle as a gray 2012-17 four-door Sonic, based on evidence found at the crash scene.

Walter was charged with failure to render aid.  A magistrate judge set bail at $5,000. It was not immediately known if Walter remained in jail Sunday morning.

The victim, who has not yet been identified by police pending notification of family, was walking south in the southbound lane of Elmore Road south of Lore Road about 5:30 a.m. Saturday when she was struck by a southbound vehicle. The crash was reported by a witness, police said.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation, police said.

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