by Rhonda McBride
Thursday, January 07, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska – A 76-year-old man was killed Thursday when his disabled vehicle was rear-ended as he stood in front of it.
Robert Marvin's Volkswagen van was disabled at the edge of the on-ramp to South Birchwood when around 3:15 the van was struck by a pickup truck driven by Eric Wallingford, 37.
The truck pushed the van forward, onto Marvin, who was pinned under the axle.
Police were able to extricate Marvin from underneath the van and closed down the inbound lanes of the Glenn to allow a helicopter to land to carry him to the hospital.
But by the time the medevac arrived, Marvin was declared dead.
Inbound traffic was completely shut down for about two hours but has since been fully re-opened.
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