10-year-old girl struck by vehicle in South Anchorage dies, police say
Updated at 7:34 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 14
A young girl died shortly before midnight after she was struck by a Chevy Blazer in south Anchorage Sunday evening.
The Anchorage Police Department confirmed early Monday that the 10-year-old victim of the collision, identified by family as Kaliyah Douglas, died after being taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
Douglas’ mother, Jessica Smith, said the 10-year-old was walking with her 12-year-old sister to the Holiday gas station. Smith said she was told by family members at the hospital that the driver of the Blazer ran a red light while her daughter was crossing the street.
Anchorage police said in a statement Sunday that they were notified of the collision just before 5:45 p.m., when someone reported a vehicle hit a young girl near the intersection of 88th Avenue and Jewel Lake Road.
The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and cooperated with police, APD wrote.
APD’s release on Monday morning stated that no citations or charges have been issued at this time.
KTVA’s Shannon Ballard contributed to this report.
Correction: An earlier version of this story used an alternate version of Jessica Smith’s name, which has been changed at her request.
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