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Anchorage man charged with DUI, manslaughter in pedestrian death

  • Author: Laurel Andrews
  • Updated: September 30, 2016
  • Published January 19, 2016

Update, 2:30 p.m. Wednesday: The driver of a truck struck by a vehicle involved in a fatal vehicle collision on Sunday night in the neighborhood of Fairview has come forward, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Police had asked the "victim driver" of the truck struck by Lance Hobson -- who has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly striking pedestrian Edmund Kenneth Onalik -- to contact the police department, as the truck left the scene before officers arrived. The driver contacted police Wednesday, according to a release.

Police spokesperson Renee Oistad said no additional information would be released at this time.

Original Story: An Anchorage man has been charged in the death of a pedestrian in Fairview on Sunday night, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Lance Hobson, 34, was charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving with a suspended or revoked license, according to court records. He was arrested Sunday night and taken to the Anchorage jail on $10,000 bail.

Witnessed described seeing Hobson, driving a sedan northbound on Ingra Street, run a red light at East 15th Avenue and crash into a pickup truck. Police and medics responded around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Edmund Kenneth Onalik, 60, was hit during the collision and died around two hours later, according to police.

Detectives were not releasing specifics about the collision, or which vehicle hit Onalik, police spokeswoman Anita Shell said Tuesday.

Police were still looking for the "victim vehicle" that Hobson's car hit, described in a release as a "dark blue Chevy extended cab pickup truck with large tires" that was traveling eastbound on East 15th Avenue around 5:17 p.m. Sunday.

The driver left before police were able to get more information, Shell said. Police are asking the driver to call APD at 907-786-8900.

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