Anchorage Police Identify Man Killed At Busy Intersection

Anchorage police have released the name of the pedestrian struck and killed Wednesday by an SUV.

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Police say 51-year-old Russell Place was hit just after 1:30 p.m. at Benson Boulevard and New Seward Highway.

The highway stretches across six lanes and turning lanes at the location.

Police say the 49-year-old woman driving the SUV was northbound on the highway.

Place was walking in the road when he was struck. Medics declared him dead at the scene.

No citations had been issued as of Thursday afternoon.