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Collision on Seward Highway near Granite Creek kills at least 1 person

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A two-vehicle collision Tuesday morning on the Seward Highway on the Kenai Peninsula killed least one person, Alaska State Troopers said.

Limited information was available Tuesday about the crash, which caused intermittent road closures through the afternoon near Mile 63, by Johnson Pass and Granite Creek.

Department spokesman Tim DeSpain said just before noon that there was one confirmed fatality. First responders from Girdwood, Seward and Cooper Landing responded to the scene to treat multiple patients, according to the Girdwood Fire Department.

Troopers were called to the crash at 9:27 a.m. Tuesday, but DeSpain said the area does not have cellphone service, which hampered communications at the scene.

Road conditions in the area were poor, DeSpain said, but it was not immediately clear if that was a factor in the crash. The Department of Transportation’s online roadmap showed that there were icy patches and snow on the road.

Tess Williams

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