Man killed in Sunday morning traffic collision has been identified

Published: Nov. 29, 2020 at 9:08 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The identity of the man who was killed Sunday morning in a traffic collision has been confirmed by police Wednesday.

Police say Hans Michael Moore was killed after a 23-year-old woman struck him while she was driving under the influence.

Anchorage police officers responded to the intersection of Debarr Road and Pine Street around 1:49 a.m. due to a vehicle driving into a ditch. Officers made contact with the driver and arrested the individual for operating under the influence.

One officer processed the arrested driver at the jail and another officer stayed at the scene as the driver’s vehicle was being impounded as part of the investigation, an Anchorage Police Department report says.

Around 3:07 a.m., Moore, a tow operator for Vulcan Towing, Recovery & Transport, was loading the vehicle when a woman, later identified as Michelle Parker, allegedly drove her Dodge Journey westbound on a section of Debarr Road that was closed due to repairs to a water line break and then struck Moore with her vehicle. Court documents say Parker’s vehicle did not have its headlights turned on at the time of the collision.

Moore was declared dead after being transported to the hospital.

No other injuries occurred. APD says alcohol is suspected on behalf of Parker.

According to an APD report, an ignition interlock device was required in Parker’s vehicle due to a previous 2019 DUI conviction, however, the device was not installed at the time of Sunday’s collision.

Court documents say Parker admitted to smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol before driving Sunday morning.

Parker has been charged with manslaughter, driving under the influence and driving in violation of license limitation.

Westbound Debarr between Boniface Parkway and Hoyt Street was closed early Sunday. Police have asked people to use another route if possible.

Editor’s note: This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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