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Posted: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:34 pm | Updated: 11:24 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A pedestrian who was struck by a car after stopping in one of Anchorage's major roadways has died.

Police say the woman and two other women were walking across Boniface Parkway at about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday. Police say the two other women made it across, but the woman who was hit was standing in the road.

A driver upon seeing the woman in the road stopped his car and put on the flashers. But the driver of a second car did not see the woman and hit her. Police say the woman was wearing dark clothing and suffered severe head injuries.

The Anchorage Daily News (http://is.gd/b2GiTh)says the woman was taken to the hospital and died.

Police say alcohol may have played a role in the accident.

Earlier in the evening, a man was riding his skateboard on a roadway just off the parkway when he was struck by a motorcycle. He also died.

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