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Chugiak man dies after car strikes moose on Glenn Highway

  • Author: Annie Zak
  • Updated: September 13, 2017
  • Published September 13, 2017

A driver died after his car hit a moose on the Glenn Highway early Wednesday morning, Anchorage police said.

Police identified the driver as 63-year-old Michael Rock, of Chugiak, who they said was the only person in the car at the time of the crash. He was taken to a hospital and then declared dead, the Anchorage Police Department said.

APD responded to a call at 1:18 a.m. about a single-vehicle crash on the highway between the Birchwood exits.

"When officers arrived on scene they discovered a (1994) green Lincoln 4-door off the road, down an embankment, and in a marsh," a police statement said. "The vehicle was heavily damaged, there were tufts of moose hair on the roof, and the driver was unresponsive."

Police found a dead cow moose nearby on a bike path, the statement said, and the carcass was recovered.