Woman dies after being hit by a Jeep Tuesday night

Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 12:54 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A woman has died after being hit by a Jeep near Tudor Road and Wright Street on Tuesday night.

Anchorage police said the woman was not in the crosswalk when the Jeep hit her near the intersection. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died, while the driver of the Jeep stayed on the scene and talked with police.

According to police, there have been seven deaths as a result of collisions between vehicles and pedestrians in 2020. During the same time period last year, there had only been five.

Police said drivers and pedestrians should be extra cautious on roadways and always be aware of their surroundings.

The area near Tudor Road and Wright Street was closed for a few hours. It was reopened early Wednesday morning.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Correction: This story has been updated after APD released a statement saying they made an error when stating there were eight fatalities as a result of vehicle vs. pedestrian collisions. There have only been seven.

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