Man hit and killed by pickup while walking across Glenn Highway

an anchorage police car is parked in a parking lot
An Anchorage Police patrol vehicle. (Hannah Lies/Alaska Public Media)

Update, Friday 10:30 a.m.: Police identified the man struck and killed Wednesday evening as 36-year-old Jeffrey Orr. His family has been notified.

Original story:

A man was hit by a pickup truck and killed Wednesday evening walking across the Glenn Highway in Anchorage.

Anchorage police responded at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday to the collision, inbound on the Glenn near Boniface Parkway. Medics took the man to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.

Anchorage police said the driver and passenger of the Chevrolet Colorado truck that hit the man were unhurt and cooperated with officers.

Police say no charges have been filed. The man killed has not yet been named as police notify his family.

The highway’s inbound lanes were briefly closed overnight, but were fully reopened by 2 a.m. Thursday.

Chris Klint is a web producer and breaking news reporter at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at Read more about Chris here.

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