VPD responds to fatal vehicle / pedestrian collision

On 4/8/18, at about 0230 hours, Valdez Police responded to a report of a female pedestrian who was struck and run over on Chitina Drive, outside of the Boardroom Bar, by a vehicle that left the scene of the collision.

Upon arrival, Valdez Police Officers began life saving efforts on the female victim, identified as Chellsie Ruby Marie Hoffman [7/15/86].  Valdez Fire Department EMS responded shortly after, continued life saving procedures, and transported Hoffman to the Providence Valdez Hospital.  At 0320 hours Hoffman was pronounced deceased.  Next of kin has been notified.

Witnesses that observed the fatal collision outside of the Boardroom Bar provided Valdez Police Officers with a description of the vehicle [a green 2017 Dodge Ram 2500] and the driver [identified as ERO VICTOR WALLI, 8/12/71].  Officers located both the vehicle and WALLI at a residence on Falcon Avenue.

WALLI was subsequently arrested and transported to the Valdez Jail, where he provided a breath sample for the Datamaster at 0530 hours, registering a .305 BrAC.  WALLI remains at the Valdez Jail awaiting arraignment on criminal charges of Manslaughter, DUI, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident.

Valdez Police Department