March 5, 2019
A sheboon behind the wheel is a terrible sight, but a 40-year-old man on rollerblades is an even worse one.
The average Western city is now a complete freak show.
A driver who didn’t stop after her SUV struck and killed a man rollerblading on a sidewalk near downtown Anchorage in June was charged with murder Wednesday morning, and her passenger is facing a related assault charge, prosecutors said.
Adanna Francis, 19, faces charges including second-degree murder, driving under the influence and failure to render aid in the death of 40-year-old Paul Winter, who was struck on a Cordova Street sidewalk between Ninth and 10th avenues on June 5, 2018, according to police and court documents.
Francis pleaded not guilty to her charges at an initial court hearing on Thursday.
Police officers were in the area investigating a stolen vehicle when they spotted a Ford Expedition being driven recklessly southbound on Cordova Street. Police said the Expedition continued on after hitting Winter, who was declared dead at the scene.
Bystanders, including a registered nurse, tried to resuscitate Winter, but it was to no avail.
Francis was located Wednesday morning in the 200 block of Alaska Place and transported to the Anchorage jail, where her bond was set at $150,000.