APD ID's pedestrian killed in Fairview hit-and-run
Anchorage Police Wednesday identified the rollerblader who was killed Tuesday afternoon in Fairview.
Cordova Street between 9th and 10th Avenues were closed for several hours Tuesday while emergency first responders investigated a fatal hit-and-run collision.
APD spokeswoman Renee Oistad said one person, a rollerblader, died in the incident Tuesday afternoon.
Wednesday, APD identified the victim as 40-year-old Paul Winter. Winter was rollerblading on the sidewalk when he was struck and killed.
"It was a vehicle versus pedestrian; the pedestrian is deceased," Oistad said.
While police were responding to an occupied stolen vehicle parked at East Cordova Street, other officers who were en route to the area, spotted a black Expedition driving recklessly southbound on Cordova Street where it then struck the male pedestrian who was on the sidewalk between 9th and 10th Avenues, according to a statement from APD.
"The Expedition continued on and drove past the original group of officers who were at the stolen vehicle scene," APD wrote. "One of those officers saw the Expedition and stopped it."
"The Expedition is not believed to be connected to the stolen vehicle scene; they are two separate incidents," police wrote.
The driver of the vehicle, Adanna Francis, was questioned by police. Authorities say charges will be determined once toxicology results are returned.
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