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Anchorage Police Department
Monday October 16th, 2017 :: 09:12 a.m. AKDT


Fatal pedestrian collision investigation; child struck

On 10/15/17 at 12:37 p.m., Dispatch received a report of a child struck by a vehicle in the 8900 block of W. Parkview Terrace Loop in Eagle River.
The preliminary investigation found that the driver of a red 2008 Ford Expedition was moving his vehicle from a residential driveway to the road. As the driver pulled forward, a child was struck. The driver, a family member, got out of the vehicle and called 911. The 18-month-old child was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. No charges have been filed. Investigators believe this to be accidental. The vehicle has been impounded. Chaplains were on scene to help the family yesterday and continue to offer support. The case is under investigation.
APD Case: 17-42451

Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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

MJ Thim
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