Pedestrian Killed by Vehicle Sunday Night
Man was lying in the road
ANCHORAGE - A fatal accident happened Sunday night at 9:48 p.m. next to the west end of the Sears Mall on Denali Street.
When Anchorage police arrived, they found a pedestrian, 51-year-old Victor Andrews, had been killed after being struck by a vehicle. Officers performed CPR on Andrews but medics declared him deceased on their arrival.
Witnesses told APD a Chevrolet Malibu was driving northbound on Denali Street when its driver, Hicham Benbella, saw Andrews lying in the road near a bus stop in the far right lane. Benbella swerved, barely missing Andrews, but the Chevrolet Trailblazer following the Malibu hit Andrews and dragged him a short distance. The Trailblazer’s driver, Kalapu Monogiamanu, told police when he saw Benbella swerve, he assumed it was a bag in the road and hit it with his vehicle. He says it was only after the collision he realized it wasn’t a bag he’d hit.
APD’s Traffic Unit is continuing to investigate.