One dead in Seward Highway crash

A man was killed in a single vehicle crash on the Seward Highway near McHugh Creek Wednesday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

"Looks like the vehicle went off the road and hit a rock," said troopers' spokeswoman Megan Peters.

The driver was traveling northbound in a Hummer and was at a point on the highway where it makes a large curve, Peters said. The vehicle did not follow the curve and instead went straight, headed off the road on the mountain side and hit the rock, she said.

A call reporting the accident, at Milepost 111, came in at around 4 p.m. she said. Peters said troopers were not releasing the identity of the driver until next of kin could be notified.

The highway was closed for close to an hour.

Other details were not immediately available.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

Anchorage Daily News /