APD names woman fatally struck on Seward Highway near Girdwood
Anchorage police have named the woman struck and killed in a collision that closed part of the Seward Highway near Girdwood Tuesday evening.
The victim was identified Friday morning as Shannon Cox-Davis, 55.
"The preliminary investigation found that around 8:30 p.m. an adult female pedestrian was on the southbound side of the highway when she was struck by one or more vehicles," APD said in an earlier statement. "The drivers involved stayed at the scene and were interviewed by officers."
Police say they are searching for witnesses to help them with the investigation. If you were in the area at the time of the collision, or know someone who was, call dispatch at 311.
The Seward Highway is now open in both directions near Girdwood following a fatal collision Tuesday, an updated release from the Anchorage Police Department said Wednesday.
The collision closed the Seward Highway Tuesday evening. The closure lasted until around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The Girdwood Fire Department's Facebook page reported just before 9 p.m. Tuesday that the Mile 91 collision was fatal, soon after an APD message announcing that the highway was closed about 5 miles south of Bird Point.
APD spokesman MJ Thim said the collision involved a pedestrian, who "may have been struck by several vehicles."
"The pedestrian was struck and pronounced dead at the scene," police wrote in a statement just before 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Views from Department of Transportation and Public Facilities road cameras showed traffic backing up in the area overnight.
APD asked drivers to avoid the area as officials investigated the scene.
Melissa Frey contributed information to this story.
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