Man ejected in fatal car crash named
KTVA now knows the name of the man who was killed after he crashed into a guardrail in Midtown early Sunday morning.
KTVA's Patrick Moussignac talked to Anchorage resident Markien Smith, who identified the crash victim as his 26-year-old son Christopher Pullen. Smith was at the scene of the crash collecting his son's personal items as well as small fragments of Pullen's car.
Anchorage Police say around 3:21 a.m., a gray 2005 Acura was traveling westbound on 17th Avenue when it left the roadway and struck a guardrail while heading towards a 90-degree curve onto Arctic Boulevard.
APD spokesman MJ Thim said the male driver was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from the sunroof and died at the scene. He said there were three passengers: one was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. The other two weren't hurt.
Smith says Pullen was in Downtown Anchorage for a night out with his step-brother and some friends.
Police believe alcohol and speed are factors in the crash.
Pullen leaves behind his parents and three siblings. He would've turned 27 next month.