Anchorage police investigate fatal downtown taxi crash

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Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 1:49 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man is dead after a downtown car crash involving a taxi cab late Wednesday night.

Anchorage police officers and the Anchorage Fire Department responded at 11:12 p.m. to a single vehicle collision at 15th Avenue and Medfra Street, according to a community alert.

The preliminary investigation indicated an adult male driver of a yellow cab, traveling westbound on 15th Avenue in the right lane, struck a light pole near Medfra Street. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. According to police, no one else was inside the vehicle and no other cars were involved.

The name of the driver will be released once next of kin procedures are complete.

The road was closed for several hours. Police said it was back open in an update just past 2:30 a.m.

A man is dead after a downtown car crash involving a taxi cab late Wednesday night.
A man is dead after a downtown car crash involving a taxi cab late Wednesday night.(Google Maps/Alaska's News Source)

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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