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Police investigate how girls died while crossing busy highway

Posted: Monday, August 18, 2008

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police are investigating how an underage girl was furnished with alcohol before she was killed crossing a busy highway.

Sixteen-year-old Jenilee Francis was intoxicated when she was struck by a truck at about 12:13 a.m. Saturday on the Glenn Highway at Bragaw Street.

Also killed was a 12-year-old girl, whose name has not been released.

Police say they don't yet know if the younger girl was drinking.

The girls were with 18-year-old Maryann Kanrilak and 23-year-old Leona Asicksik of Anchorage, who also were intoxicated.

The dead 16-year-old is from the western Alaska village of Chevak.

The Anchorage Daily News reports Jenilee Francis had recently moved to Anchorage to go to high school.



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