Man in Anchorage killed by a hit and run driver

Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A teen-age girl was charged Monday following a hit-and-run accident in which an elderly man was killed.

The 17-year-old girl was charged with criminally negligent homicide, operating a car with a suspended license and leaving the scene of an accident, police spokesperson Ron McGee said Monday.

The girl turned herself into police Monday afternoon. She was being held at the McLaughlin Youth Center, McGee said.

Noel Nollner, 70, was crossing DeBarr Road early Sunday when he was struck by a blue Ford Bronco. Witnesses provided investigators with a description of the vehicle, the driver and the license number. The vehicle was found a short time later, parked near a Midtown hotel.

Police contacted the girl's mother who agreed to bring her daughter in for questioning Sunday night. There was another 17-year-old girl and a 20-year-old woman in the vehicle at the time of the accident. All three were questioned. The passengers weren't charged.

The women acknowledged that they had been drinking prior to the accident.

Witnesses said the Bronco stopped long enough for the victim's body to tumble onto the icy road and then sped away. Nollner suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at Alaska Regional Hospital shortly after the 6:26 a.m. accident.

Police said Nollner lived in nearby Mountain View and walked to Dennys Restaurant every day to have breakfast.

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