Car strikes, kills man in wheelchair

Posted: Wednesday, October 07, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A man in a wheelchair died early Tuesday after he was struck by a car at an Anchorage intersection.

Police Lt. Dave Parker said 57-year-old Arnold Oquilluk and a friend were heading home to an assisted living center late Monday when the accident occurred. A witness told police one eastbound vehicle stopped to let the men cross, but a westbound car driven by 20-year-old Brandon Evans hit Oquilluk.

Parker said investigators are awaiting toxicology results, but it does not appear Evans was at fault. He said the young man was visibly shaken after the crash.

Oquilluk died at a nearby hospital.

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