By DAN JOLING
Associated Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Anchorage police say a pedestrian killed last week in a hit-and-run crash had lain in the street for more than an hour and been covered with a blanket by a passer-by.

Police on Wednesday identified the man killed as 36-year-old Dwayne Nelson.

Investigators interviewed the driver believed to have been involved in the fatal crash. The driver was released and no charges have been filed.

Police just after 2:30 a.m. May 8 took a call of a man lying on east Benson Boulevard, a main east-west thoroughfare in midtown Anchorage. Nelson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say their preliminary investigation indicates that Nelson at around 1 a.m. walked into the street and fell.

They say a pedestrian placed a light-colored blanket over Nelson and kept walking.

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