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Crash that closed Seward Highway Sunday resulted in no major injuries, police say

A crash that shut down both north and southbound lanes of the Seward Highway Sunday afternoon did not result in major injuries, police said.

A silver 2003 Chevrolet Silverado was northbound on the Seward Highway near Mile 92.5 but driving in the opposite lane of traffic around 2:30 p.m., said MJ Thim, a spokesman for the Anchorage Police Department. A white 2016 GMC Yukon with a trailer was southbound and Thim said the driver veered to the left in an attempt to avoid a head-on collision with the Silverado.

The driver of the Silverado veered right and hit the trailer, Thim said. The driver of the Silverado was brought to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries and cited for reckless driving, Thim said. No one else was injured.

The crash happened about 2.5 miles north of the Girdwood exit and closed the highway for several hours. The Seward Highway is the only roadway connecting Anchorage to the Kenai Peninsula.

A father and daughter died last week in a three-vehicle crash about 10 miles south of Sunday’s collision. There is ongoing construction from Miles 75 to 77.7 and 81 to 90 that will add additional passing lanes in an effort to improve safety and reduce accidents.

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