• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
News Alert: Follow our AFN Live Blog - Read More
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
1m 35s

Police identify cyclist killed in South Anchorage hit-and-run

By KTVA CBS 11 News 11:00 AM July 20, 2014

Updated 7/20/2014, 11:00 a.m.: Anchorage Police Department has identified the cyclist killed as 51-year-old Jeffery Dusenbury of Anchorage. Charges against the 17-year-old driver are still pending.

ANCHORAGE – Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took the life of a cyclist in South Anchorage Saturday morning.

The crash happen just before 10:30 a.m. at Spruce Park near 84th Avenue and Spruce Street, according to the Anchorage Police Department. An officer at the scene said a 51-year-old man was biking past the park when he was struck by a black Chevy pickup truck speeding in reverse down 84th Avenue.

Officers detained a 17-year-old girl who they believe was at the wheel.

Celestina Adcox lives directly across the street from the scene, and said the truck was going so fast she could hear it screeching. The driver hit the bicyclist in the back and continued in reverse, hitting the wooden bollards along the outskirts of the park.

The truck fled and Adcox sprang into action.

She said she yelled for another witness to get the truck’s license plate number and call 911. A trained nurse, Adcox said she did all she could to keep the man alive until medics arrived.

“He was still breathing because he was laying down on the right side. I don’t want to move him because he might have (a) head injury,” Adcox said. “The police came and he said, ‘Let’s do CPR.’”

Adcox and the officer took turns performing CPR on the man. She said he was unresponsive before ambulances arrived. The man was taken to the hospital where he died, police said.

Police are in the process of notifying the man’s family, and APD spokeswoman Anita Shell said no charges had been filed against the driver as of Saturday afternoon.

It is not yet clear whether the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Flash mob brings opera to students at Clark Middle School

    by Lauren Maxwell on Oct 20, 20:11

    Students at Clark Middle School got more than they bargained for at the school cafeteria on Thursday. Lunch came with a side of opera and dance, courtesy of a flash mob. Several members of the Anchorage Opera dressed as cafeteria helpers surprised students by bursting into song for a short performance from Rigoletto. Bruce Wood, […]

  • Anchorage police want to teach you how to track local crime online

    by Shannon Ballard on Oct 20, 19:56

    The scanners may be turned off but the Anchorage Police Department (APD) says there is another way to figure out when crime is happening in your neighborhood. For the first time, the Anchorage Police Department is hosting a series of Community Crime Map training events. The technology has been around for years and officers say […]

  • News

    50 years later: AFN remembers milestones, talks unfinished business

    by Liz Raines on Oct 20, 19:15

    The Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) kicked off its annual convention in Fairbanks Thursday. This year, with a milestone. It’s been 50 years since Alaska Natives banded together to reclaim lost lands, a bond forged through long hours, and endless determination. “We took the heat, the criticism, the negative editorials,” remembered Emil Notti, one of […]

  • Politics

    ‘I am so done with it’: Voters feeling fatigued this election season

    by Bonney Bowman on Oct 20, 18:43

    With the final presidential debate wrapped up and the presidential election only 18 days away, the candidates have a short time left to win over voters. But do voters want to be won over? Or are they just over this election? Election fatigue is when people start feeling exhausted by non-stop coverage. The Pew Research […]

  • On-Air

    Reality Check w/ John Tracy: It’s time Anchorage gets excited about Uber

    by John Tracy on Oct 20, 16:26

    On a recent trip outside Alaska, I decided to find out what all the fuss was about concerning the ride sharing company Uber. I’m not the most technically savvy guy, but even without the help of my teenager, I downloaded the app and reluctantly gave Uber my credit card number. When I arrived at the […]

  • News

    Alaska Native remains could return home from Pennsylvania

    by Associated Press on Oct 20, 14:46

    A small group of people are working with the U.S. Army to bring home the remains of 15 Alaska Natives who attended a boarding school in Pennsylvania more than a century ago. The Carlisle Industrial Indian School was founded in 1879 by Richard Henry Pratt. The Army officer created the military-style school on the belief […]

  • News

    Crews hope to reach full containment of Moose Creek Fire by weekend

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Oct 20, 13:12

    Last updated at 2:40 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20   The latest fire map from the Alaska Division of Forestry shows the Moose Creek Fire is 70 percent contained as of Thursday afternoon. “If (weather) stays the way it is right now we’re hoping for full containment by the end of shift Friday,” Phil Blydenburgh, Incident […]

  • Weekend concert to benefit Alaska Music Project for Youth

    by Daybreak Staff on Oct 20, 12:58

    Just how easy is it to record a song? J.W. Frye and Matthew Brenna with Alaska Music Project for Youth (AMP) showed Daybreak how it’s done. The organization is also holding a benefit concert, with headliner Black Water Railroad Company, on Oct. 22 at Williwaw. Proceeds will help AMP hit its goal of 18 mobile […]