Fatal hit and run in Delta Junction

Published: Aug. 30, 2023 at 3:37 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A hit and run investigation is underway in Delta Junction after Alaska State Troopers (AST) received report of a man found dead in the middle of the roadway near milepost 1421 of the Alaska Highway.

The report came in around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night, according to AST.

When officers arrived, they found 47-year-old John Emerick of Delta Junction deceased and appeared to be struck by a vehicle that had left the scene.

Evidence at the scene has led troopers to believe that the suspect vehicle is a dark grey or blue vehicle that continued driving towards Tok after the collision.

Troopers are asking anyone who may have witnessed the collision or has any information to call AST at (907) 895-4800. You can also text the information followed by the keyword: AKTips to 847411 to remain anonymous or also via the internet at https://dps.alaska.gov/tips.