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Man struck by pickup in Midtown Anchorage dies at hospital

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: August 27, 2018
  • Published August 25, 2018

Update 8 a.m. Monday:

The man struck and killed by a pickup truck late Friday in Midtown Anchorage has been identified as Gerald Turner Jr., 58, Anchorage police said Monday.

"Investigators believe the victim was attempting to cross the Seward Highway" near Fireweed Lane when he was struck by a southbound pickup, police said.


Saturday story:

A man walking on Seward Highway in Midtown Anchorage late Friday was struck by a pickup and died of his injuries at a hospital, Anchorage police said.

The man was struck on the Seward near Fireweed Lane around 10:30 p.m. by a southbound 2002 Chevrolet Silverado driven by a woman, police said in a Saturday morning alert.

Police spokesperson MJ Thim said that the pedestrian was in the road when hit.

"He was not in the crosswalk, he was not on the sidewalk, he was in the lane of traffic," Thim said.

Thim said that it was dark out, and the man was wearing dark clothing. Investigators believe the man was under the influence of alcohol, Thim said.

The driver remained at the scene after the incident. There was no indication that she was intoxicated, he said. Thim didn't immediately know whether the woman had toxicology samples taken.

The man was taken to an Anchorage hospital, Thim said, where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police released no further details of the incident, including the names of either the pedestrian or the driver, and asked anyone who might have surveillance video of the area at the time of the collision to call dispatch at 311.

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