Crime & Courts

Toddler dies after East Anchorage crash that resulted in DUI and assault charges, police say

Update, 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8: The 2-year-old boy who was injured last week when the vehicle he was in left Lake Otis Parkway and rolled near 63rd Avenue has died, police said Thursday.

Police did not identify the boy but said additional charges were expected to be filed against the driver, 22-year-old Cheyenne McMullen.

Original story, Wednesday, Aug. 31:

A 22-year-old woman driving a car involved in an injury accident early Wednesday morning faces charges of driving under the influence and assault, police said.

Cheyenne J. McMullen was behind the wheel of the Kia Forte when it left Lake Otis Parkway and rolled in the area of 63rd Avenue, police said. Medics responding to a report of the rollover just before 3:30 a.m. transported a juvenile to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, they said. No other vehicles were involved.

McMullen was also taken to the hospital with less serious injuries, police said. She was later remanded to Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.

The accident investigation closed the southbound lanes of Lake Otis at Dowling Road for about five hours.

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the sex of the juvenile passenger who was injured in the crash.