Fairbanks Police investigating fatal Aurora Drive hit and run

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A Fairbanks man reported to be stumbling in the roadway was killed in a hit and run on Aurora Drive early Wednesday morning according to Fairbanks Police.

Just before 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, the Fairbanks Emergency Communications center received a call about a male stumbling in the roadway on Aurora Drive.

Fairbanks Police say officers were dispatched to the reported location, and while en route, another citizen reported seeing a person lying in the roadway. That citizen reportedly stopped to check on the person, an adult male, who was found to be bleeding heavily.

Fairbanks Fire Department paramedics were dispatched and pronounced the man deceased at the scene.

The victim has been identified as 58-year-old Bobby Kubanyi of Fairbanks.

His family has been notified.

FPD's preliminary investigation found that Kubanyi was walking in the southbound lane of Aurora Drive when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene and didn't attempt to call for help.

FPD says that investigators received information leading them to a vehicle that may have been involved in the collision, which has since been recovered.

Investigators are now seeking a search warrant for that vehicle.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who may have seen Kubanyi walking on Aurora Drive late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning is asked to contact FPD Detective Andrew Adams at 907-450-6478.

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