Police ID pedestrian killed Thursday in collision
A pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in east Anchorage, according to police.
The collision at Northern Lights Boulevard and Bragaw Street was first reported just after 8 p.m. Thursday, police spokeswoman Nora Morse said in a statement.
“A vehicle hit a pedestrian who was non-responsive at the scene,” Morse wrote. “Both the driver and pedestrian were transported to a local hospital. The pedestrian was pronounced dead early this morning.”
Monday, Morse identified the victim as 18-year-old Elmer Earl Selvester. Morse said Selvester was skateboarding across Bragaw when he was struck. Police say he was in a crosswalk but did not have the right of way.
“Witnesses at the scene said the car was going fast,” Morse said. “We were called after [the pedestrian was hit], so we’re still investigating all that.”
The driver was treated for only minor injuries, Morse said.
Officers didn’t see any signs of impairment on the part of the driver, but Morse said they are still looking into whether the pedestrian was impaired.
No charges have been filed.