The Latest: Police arrest suspect in fatal hit-and-run crash
Oct. 31, 2017
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a fatal Anchorage hit-and-run crash (all times local):
Anchorage police have arrested a suspect in a weekend hit-and run crash that killed a pedestrian on the city's east side.
Police announced Tuesday that 22-year-old Caitlin Forbes was arrested on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident without assisting the injured. Online court documents do not list her attorney and she could not be immediately reached by phone.
The crash Saturday night at Muldoon Road and Fifth Avenue killed 49-year-old Brian Ballot.
Investigators through evidence at the scene determined the car involved likely was a Dodge Neon with a damaged left headlight.
Police received an anonymous tip Monday that a car matching the description was parked in east Anchorage. Police determined the car belonged to Forbes.
She was arrested at her parents' home in south Anchorage. She was no longer in custody Tuesday morning.
Anchorage police say they have recovered a car suspected of being in a fatal weekend hit-and-run crash.
Police identified a "person of interest" in the crash but have made no arrests.
Police at 8:40 a.m. Saturday received calls reporting a pedestrian had been struck and killed at Muldoon Road and east Fifth Avenue. They determined that 49-year-old Brian Ballot died at the scene and that the driver left.
Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a small, light-color sport utility vehicle with bicycle-spoke rims.
Evidence recovered, however, suggested the vehicle in the crash was a 2003-2005 Dodge Neon that likely had damage to the left headlight.