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APD Investigating Hit-and-Run Death on Old Seward Highway

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Oct 16 2013 05:54:00 AM AKDT
APD Investigating Body Found on Old Seward Highway

UPDATED at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 16

Anchorage police have identified a pedestrian killed in a suspected hit-and-run collision as 36-year-old Corbin Grassman of Anchorage. Next of kin have been notified.

ORIGINAL STORY

Anchorage police are investigating a man's body found on the Old Seward Highway early Wednesday as the result of a possible hit-and-run collision.

In a Wednesday statement, APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro says police received a report of the 36-year-old's body on Old Seward near its intersection with 69th Avenue shortly after 2:50 a.m.

"When officers and medics arrived on scene they discovered a deceased male in the roadway of the northbound lane on Old Seward who appeared to have been struck by a vehicle," Castro wrote.

Multiple police cruisers were at the scene as of shortly before 4 a.m., with the covered body on the roadway. A single shoe was also on the road, 50 to 100 feet from the body.

Old Seward’s northbound lanes were initially closed, but southbound traffic was being allowed to pass. Dispatchers say all lanes of the highway are now reopened.

Castro says that while police have identified the man, the release of his name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call APD at 786-8900.

Channel 2’s Austin Baird and Rick Schleyer contributed to this story.