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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday May 15th, 2019 :: 11:59 a.m. AKDT


Update: Fatal traffic investigation; Benson Blvd between A Street & Denali; Witnesses sought

The victim has been identified as Dwayne Nelson (36-years-old). Next of kin procedures have been completed.
The vehicle (1994 Subaru station wagon) has been located. Investigators interviewed the driver and he was released. No charges have been filed at this time.
The preliminary investigation found that around 1 a.m., the victim walked out onto the road and fell. A pedestrian pushing a cart on the sidewalk, stopped, placed a light colored blanket over the victim and continued walking. The victim was lying on the road for more than an hour before he was struck. During this time multiple vehicles passed him and multiple pedestrians were in the area. No witnesses have come forward to help investigators.
If anyone has any information about this investigation, please call APD Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1).
At 2:32 AM on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Anchorage Police responded to the 300-block of E Benson Boulevard in reference to an adult male lying in the roadway.  Upon arrival officers located the deceased victim in the far left lane of Benson between A Street and Denali.  It appears the man was hit by a vehicle.
As of now no witnesses to the actual collision have come forward.  Anyone with any information regarding this incident, to include surveillance footage, is asked to call APD Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1).
The far left lane of Benson will be closed while the scene is processed.
APD Case 19-16059

Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

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