Pedestrian killed, driver arrested, police say
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday afternoon in an Abbott Loop neighborhood collision.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, the collision happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday near Abbott Road and Birch Road.
Anchorage Police said on Saturday that the driver of the vehicle — 22-year-old Jaden Jabaay — was arrested for operating under the influence. Sunday, police identified 20-year-old Jasper Bowers as the pedestrian who died in the collision.
“The preliminary investigation indicates that the adult male entered Abbott Road running northbound when he was struck by a Dodge Ram which was traveling eastbound,” police wrote.
Police say the driver remained on the scene. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was declared dead.
“Jaden Jabaay was charged with OUI and released on his own recognizance as opposed to being remanded at the Anchorage Jail (per the Bail Schedule and this being Jabaay’s first OUI offense),” Anchorage Police Department Community Relations Specialist Renee Oistad wrote in an email. “Jabaay would have been given a court date of when he must appear in court for the OUI charge.”
Correction: A previous version of this article reported what Anchorage police posted initially, which stated that Jabaay had been charged with driving under the influence and that he had been remanded to the Anchorage Jail. On Monday, Anchorage police said Jabaay was charged with operating under the influence and that he was not jailed and was released on his own recognizance.
Additionally, this article has been corrected to reflect that Jabaay was the driver and Bowers was the victim, as was incorrectly attributed in a previous version.
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