Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - An 82-year-old woman was struck by a car near Switzer Village Thursday evening and was pronounced deceased at the hospital, Juneau authorities said in a release that she was wearing dark clothing at the time as she was crossing the street.
Police were notified of the collision Thursday night at about 7:52 of a collision on the 6520 block of Glacier Highway, Juneau Police and Capital Fire rescue responded.
Police reported that the 82-year-old female pedestrian, identified as Juneau resident Gloria Rembulat Endozo, sustained serious life-threatening injuries during the collision. After being transported to the hospital by emergency personnel, she later was pronounced deceased.
A preliminary JPD investigation showed that Endozo had gotten off the bus next to the old Walmart building and was crossing Glacier Highway towards the area of her residence in Switzer Village.
While crossing the roadway, Endozo was struck by a white Jeep Cherokee that was travelling outbound on Glacier Highway. She was reportedly wearing dark clothing and crossing the roadway outside of the crosswalk, in a dimly lit area.
Driver of the Cherokee, a 49-year-old male Juneau resident, immediately stopped at the scene to check on the female and asked a witness to call 911. JPD said that the driver did not show any signs of impairment.
Next of kin has been notified.