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UPDATE: Pedestrian struck, killed by minivan identified

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Published: Sep. 15, 2018 at 7:15 PM AKDT
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Sept. 17 Update:

Authorities have identified the pedestrian who died after being struck by a minivan in Anchorage over the weekend.

APD reports that the victim was Kent Wells, 62. Investigators said he was straying in and out of traffic when he was hit.

Sept. 16 Update:

Police are investigating a deadly collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

According to APD, the pedestrian was running in and out of traffic, possibly panhandling in the area of Debarr and Bragaw streets.

According to MJ Thim, a spokesperson for the Anchorage Police Department, a good Samaritan stopped to provide CPR to the pedestrian. The person later died from their injuries at a hospital.

According to the preliminary investigation, the driver had a green light and struck the pedestrian in a center lane. Police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation and there is no evidence to suggest the driver was under the influence.

No additional injuries have been reported. The eastbound lanes of Debarr were closed for several hours and opened a little after 9 p.m.

Original Story:

Anchorage police say a crash in east Anchorage has shut down eastbound lanes of Debarr Road at Bragaw Street.

Police said drivers should expect the lane closure for "several hours."

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