ANCHORAGE – 2014-04-15 — Nome police have identified a woman they say is responsible for driving under the influence and hitting a Savoonga man with her car before fleeing the scene Saturday morning.
Charges filed Monday say 29-year-old Adrienne Michels was the driver behind the wheel in the fatal collision that killed 54-year-old Wagner “Repa” Wongittilin.
Court documents show Wongittilin was walking with his son and nephew along 5th Avenue and Bering Street around 1 a.m. Saturday. That’s when police say the son and nephew heard a “boom” as Wongtillin was hit by the Ford Explorer SUV Michels driven by Michels.
Police say Wongittilin was seriously injured in the collision. The son and nephew tried CPR just as a cab driver who witnessed the crash reported the incident to police.
Officers and members of the Nome Volunteer Ambulance Department arrived on scene and transported him to Norton Sound Regional Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead just after 2 a.m. Saturday.
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