Driver killed after collision with moose in South Anchorage
Police say a man was killed after his vehicle collided with a moose in South Anchorage early Saturday morning.
Just after 2 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department and Anchorage Fire Department responded to the crash, located near the intersection of De Armoun Road and Norgaard Road.
Initial reports claimed the moose had gone through the windshield of the vehicle, a blue Subaru sedan, according to a release from APD.
When police arrived, they found the injured moose lying in the middle of the roadway.
The vehicle was found in a ditch on the south side of the roadway. Police say it sustained damage to the front end and the windshield.
AFD personnel pronounced the male driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, deceased. He has been identified as 45-year-old Gerardo Lopez Rios.
“Due to its injuries,” the moose was dispatched, APD says.
Rios’ next of kin have been notified.
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