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Police seek Mercedes SUV after fatal East Anchorage hit-and-run

Anchorage police say a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision in East Anchorage on Saturday night.  Police are seeking the driver of a Mercedes SUV believed to have left the scene of the crash.

Officers were called to the scene of the crash, on the 5600 block of E. Fourth Avenue, east of the intersection with Boniface Parkway, at 11:19 p.m. on Saturday night, according to the APD. A witness called 911, an APD emergency dispatcher said Sunday.

Police are seeking the driver of a blue Mercedes SUV with a chrome front grill or brush guard believed to have left the scene. The model may be an ML320 or ML350, police said in a statement Sunday. The SUV may have front-end damage and "possibly a damaged hood and windshield."

Anyone with information on a vehicle matching this description can call the APD at 786-8900.

The victim's name has not been released by police.

Michelle Theriault Boots

Michelle Theriault Boots is a longtime reporter for the Anchorage Daily News. She focuses on in-depth stories about the intersection of public policy and Alaskans' lives. Before joining the ADN in 2012, she worked at daily newspapers up and down the West Coast and earned a master's degree from the University of Oregon.