Driver whose SUV fatally struck pedestrian left scene but returned, Anchorage police say

Update 10:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21: Police identified the woman who died while crossing Minnesota Drive as 25-year-old Angyla N. Green in an updated alert.

Original story:

A woman crossing a busy Spenard road Friday night with another person was fatally struck by an SUV whose driver initially left the scene, the Anchorage Police Department said Tuesday.

Medics declared the woman dead on the scene, the department said in an online statement.

Two people were crossing the northbound lanes of Minnesota Drive near 35th Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. when the woman was struck in the far right lane by a 2007 Ford Explorer, police said. The driver slowed but then left the scene without stopping.

As police were investigating, the driver returned and told officers he had hit the woman, according to the statement. Police said the man was then cooperative with the investigation. Impairment was not believed to be a factor but police said toxicology tests were pending.

Neither the victim nor driver have been identified by police.

By Tuesday, no charges or citations had been filed in the case. Police said the investigation was ongoing.

Another pedestrian was killed last week by a vehicle while crossing the Glenn Highway. A pedestrian also was seriously injured by a car on Tudor Road last week.