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Friends of Hit-and-Run Victim Outraged

By Abby Hancock, Weekend Anchor, Reporter (Social and Youth Issues), ahancock@ktuu.com
Published On: Oct 18 2013 06:41:48 PM AKDT
Updated On: Oct 18 2013 10:43:58 PM AKDT

Two days after a deadly hit-and-run. Anchorage police continue to request the help of the public who may have more information about the driver or vehicle involved. And friends of the victim say they're outraged that no one has stepped forward.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

A deadly hit-and-run crash has left friends of the pedestrian victim outraged that no suspect has stepped forward. Corbin Grassman, 36, died after being struck by a vehicle Wednesday morning near 69th Avenue and Old Seward Highway, according to Anchorage Police Department.

Brian DeLong, a long-time friend of Grassman's, describes him as a fun-loving guy who was always the life of the party.

"He was always in good spirits no matter what was going on," said DeLong.

Grassman grew up in Anchorage and worked as a server at Olive Garden. News of Grassman's death was shocking and angering.

"I'm real outraged that somebody hit him and just left him for dead, said DeLong. “It's a big deal, I mean how cruel can you be?

"They could've at least called somebody, stopped, done something about it."

As APD continues its investigation, it's asking businesses in the Dowling and Old Seward area who have surveillance cameras, to review video footage from Wednesday morning, looking for a "vehicle of interest." Police describe that vehicle as a light-colored, full-sized truck, without a canopy. It would have driven in the area between 2:30-3:30 a.m., according to police.

"If they could just help us out because there are so many businesses, and help us expedite this process a little bit in our investigation purposes," said Jennifer Castro, APD Communications director.

Castro says businesses that have surveillance video that may help police in their investigation can make a copy of that footage and APD will pick it up.

Anyone with information on the case can contact APD at 786-8900 or Crime Stoppers at 561-STOP.