Man charged with manslaughter for collision that killed 10-year-old girl
A 25-year-old man has been arrested for manslaughter and driving under the influence, for hitting and killing a 10-year-old pedestrian in November, according to a release from the Anchorage Police Department.
APD said Christopher Lee Turner was arrested Tuesday.
Police were called to Jewel Lake Road and 88th Avenue on Nov. 13 at 5:22 p.m., for a vehicle versus pedestrian collision.
The child was taken to a local hospital, where she was declared deceased.
APD said two pedestrians were crossing west to east, toward the Holiday Gas Station, when Turner ran a red light and struck the girl.
In a November interview, Jessica Smith identified the victim as her daughter — Kaliyah Douglas. Smith said Douglas was with her older sister at the time of the fatal collision.
“Last few months, hurt, hurting,” Smith said at Turner’s arraignment Wednesday. “Kaliyah is never coming back. He took her life.”
Turned was arraigned on Wednesday and is being held without bail until his pre-indictment hearing on Thursday afternoon.
According to police spokeswoman Renee Oistad, Turner had methamphetamine and marijuana in his system at the time of the crash, but it took a few weeks for the toxicology test results to come back to confirm that, which is why Turner wasn’t arrested for nearly two months.
KTVA 11’s Heather Hintze contributed to this report.
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