Cyclist Dies After Getting Hit Crossing Northern Lights Blvd

Police say cyclist was headed south over Northern Lights

POSTED: 04:45 PM AKST Jan 02, 2014    UPDATED: 06:31 PM AKST Jan 02, 2014 
Cyclist killed Crossing Northern Lights
ANCHORAGE -

A cyclist is dead after being hit by a car near a busy intersection in midtown Anchorage.

Anchorage police responded to a call of a bicyclist struck by a car on Northern Light Boulevard Thursday afternoon. Police report the cyclist was traveling southbound, crossing Northern Lights, when he was struck in the middle lane by a gray Subaru heading west.

Police and medics responded to the scene to find the man who was riding the bicycle unconscious. Anchorage police spokesperson Jennifer Castro said the cyclist was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Just after 3 p.m. police closed two lanes of westbound traffic on Northern Lights, reducing traffic to just one lane.

Castro says in a release that the case remains under investigation.