APD names victim in fatal Third Avenue collision
Police have named the pedestrian killed near Third Avenue and Karluk Street, after arresting the driver who struck her.
Shannon M. Henning, 25, was the woman killed in the March 22 collision according to APD. Her next of kin have been notified.
The day after the crash, police took 29-year-old Lagiula Mauga into custody on an initial count of operating under the influence. Mauga had a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit, according to police.
Police and medics initially responded to the fatal vehicle-pedestrian collision at about 5:25 p.m.
"The preliminary investigation found that a red pickup truck was traveling westbound on 3rd Avenue when an adult female emerged from a group of people on the side of the road and crossed in front of the truck," police wrote. "[Henning] was struck and pronounced dead at the scene."
Mauga is allegedly the driver of the red pickup.
Police temporarily closed Third between Post Road and Ingra Street after the collision. The closure ended by about 8:30 p.m.
Chris Klint and Cassie Schirm contributed information to this story.
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