1 dead after pedestrian, vehicle crash on Glenn Highway

Published: May. 14, 2023 at 12:16 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man is dead after being hit by a pickup truck on the Glenn Highway at the South Peters Creek Exit late Saturday night, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

Police say initial indications show the man entered the roadway and was struck by the truck going northbound on the highway. Police responded at 11:16 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the police statement, the pickup truck driver stayed at the scene “and has been cooperative with police.” Citations were not issued and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

Original story

A pedestrian and vehicle crash on the Glenn Highway at the South Peters Creek exit has closed all northbound lanes in the area, according to an Anchorage Police Department Facebook post. Injuries were reported.

Drivers traveling northbound are being diverted to the Old Glenn Highway at South Birchwood. The closure is expected to last several hours, the department said in its post. The wreck was reported early Sunday morning, although it’s possible it occurred before midnight Saturday.

Further details were not available at the time of publication.