The man was James L. Crump, a 50-year-old registered nurse for the Anchorage Health & Human Services department. The Anchorage Daily News reported:
Police said the driver was Edith Bailey, 70, of Eagle River.
Grand Marshal Doug Frank said he was riding in the black convertible on Sixth Avenue near D Street when Bailey had trouble with the car's accelerator. It lurched forward, Frank said.
"It ran over a person, totally over," he said, sobbing. "This went from one of the best days of my life to the worst."
Police believe the 1971 Triumph Stag was traveling at a low speed when it struck [Crump], said Lt. Dave Parker, a department spokesman.
Police said that Bailey panicked after hitting Crump, accidentally continued hitting the accelerator, and pulled the man under the car. A rescue team on the scene could not revive Crump.