Crime & Courts

Man charged with manslaughter in fatal Midtown Anchorage crash

A 23-year-old man was indicted Tuesday on a charge of manslaughter for a crash that killed an Anchorage woman in April.

A warrant was issued Tuesday by the Superior Court for Vincent Henry Friday’s arrest, the state Department of Law said in an online statement.

Traffic cameras captured the crash on the morning of April 25, according to charges filed in the case. In the footage, Friday’s 2015 Chevy Malibu was seen heading southbound on Gambell Street when he failed to negotiate the turn and hit the curb before crossing the median and striking a northbound 2019 Honda HRV driven by 23-year-old Shelbey Skondovitch, the charges said. Skondovitch had been driving in the far left lane on Ingra Street near where the road splits with Gambell Street, the charges said.

Friday’s vehicle was going about 51 to 53 mph when he struck Skondovitch head on, the charges said. She died at the scene, police said.

When officers arrived in the area, they found several beer bottle caps and an empty can of Four Loko, an alcoholic beverage, inside Friday’s car, the charges said. He told police he’d drank in the early hours of the morning and officers noticed signs of impairment from Friday, the charges said.

Friday was brought to a hospital, police said. He was indicted Tuesday on charges of manslaughter, driving under the influence and violating conditions of a release.

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