APD IDs suspect, still investigating vehicle-pedestrian hit-and-run
Anchorage police have released the name of a man who they say struck a pedestrian with his vehicle in a hit-and-run on the Old Seward Highway last Thursday.
Photos of Shane Walton, 50, and his vehicle were released in an APD statement on the collision, which was reported just after 2 a.m. Thursday on the highway near Scooter Avenue.
Police said the vehicle, described as “a light-colored four-door sedan with tinted windows,” had been headed north on Old Seward when the man who was struck began to walk through a crosswalk just past Scooter.
“The vehicle had a green light,” police wrote. “The victim pedestrian stopped in the middle of the road in front of the vehicle and the vehicle did not stop. After striking the pedestrian, the suspect continued northbound on Old Seward and made an eastbound turn onto Dimond Boulevard. It then immediately turned northbound on Briarwood Street.”
The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital, police said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Police say the sedan sought suffered damage to its front passenger side, including a broken headlight.
A warrant has been issued for Walton's arrest. He faces multiple charges related to the incident, including leaving the scene, failure to render aid and tampering with evidence.
If you have any information, officials ask that you contact APD dispatch at 311.
Elizabeth Roman contributed information to this story.
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