ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Anchorage police are investigating the death of a 68-year-old taxicab driver whose vehicle was struck by a car.
Police say Bruce Orton was declared dead at the scene of the early Sunday morning crash in south Anchorage. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
Police say a red Mitsubishi Mirage was heading south on the Old Seward Highway when the vehicle T-boned the cab as Orton was pulling out from 79th Avenue.
According to police, the Mirage caught fire and both people in it were taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Police say the Mirage’s speed might have been a factor in the crash. Police say toxicology results are pending.
Police are asking anyone who witnessed the crash to call them.