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.