Person hit, killed by truck on Glenn Highway identified

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 9:45 PM AKDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2022 at 9:39 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A pedestrian was killed in a crash on the Glenn Highway at Boniface Parkway late Wednesday evening.

The Anchorage Police Department reported that inbound lanes of the Glenn were closed for several hours following the fatal car crash, which officers responded to shortly after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said the highway was reopened at 1:49 a.m. Thursday.

Anchorage police reported on Friday that the man who died in the crash was 36-year-old Jeffrey Orr.

According to police, two people in an orange Chevrolet Colorado pickup truck were traveling inbound on the Glenn Highway when their vehicle struck a man on the road. Orr was then taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The two occupants of the pickup truck were not injured.

Charges have not been filed at this time.

Drivers were initially asked to take alternate routes such as Mountain View Drive or Debarr Road. Outbound traffic was unaffected during the investigation.

This article has been updated with additional information.