Person dies in Spenard pedestrian collision, Anchorage police say

A person died in a collision with a vehicle Friday night in Anchorage’s Spenard neighborhood, police said.

Patrol officers responded to the crash at the intersection of Minnesota Drive and West 35th Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. Friday, police said in an alert. Traffic Unit investigators were at the scene, according to police. Additional details were not immediately provided.

Police said the victim will be identified after next of kin have been notified.

It was the second fatal pedestrian collision police reported in as many days. On Thursday evening, a person who was crossing the Glenn Highway near Airport Heights Drive was struck and killed by a vehicle, according to police. The day before that, a pedestrian was hit by a car on Tudor Road east of the Seward Highway and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, police said. Neither were in a crosswalk at the time, police reported.