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Fatal rollover closes Glenn Highway

Megan Edge
Bill Roth

A single-vehicle rollover on the Glenn Highway on Wednesday morning left one dead, one in critical condition and two others with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Anchorage Police Department spokeswoman Dani Myren.

According to APD, police were notified of the accident near the Eklutna Flats at about 11:27 a.m.

Police temporarily shut down the north- and southbound lanes to make room for a medevac helicopter to land and take the critically injured to an Anchorage hospital.

By 1:22 p.m., only one of the northbound lanes was still closed. Myren was unsure of how long it would be closed, adding that emergency responders would need "wiggle room" for a tow truck to remove the black pickup truck in which the victims had been traveling.

All lanes of the highway were reopened shortly after 4:30 p.m.

Myren said that the cause of the rollover is still under investigation and the names of those involved won't be released until the next of kin have been notified.

Reach Megan Edge at megan@alaskadispatch.com.


By MEGAN EDGE
megan@alaskadispatch.com