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Man driving SUV dies in collision with traffic pole on Dimond Boulevard

  • Author: Tess Williams
  • Updated: November 19
  • Published November 19

Anchorage police secure and investigate the scene of a fatal car crash Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2020, at the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and Minnesota Drive. (Emily Mesner / ADN)

Update, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19:

All lanes of Arctic Boulevard and Dimond Boulevard and Dimond and Minnesota are now open, police said in an updated statement.

Original story:

A driver died early Thursday on Dimond Boulevard when his SUV struck a traffic pole near Minnesota Drive, Anchorage police said.

The intersections of Dimond and Arctic Boulevard and Dimond and Minnesota were closed as of 10:30 a.m. as an investigation continued, police wrote in an online statement.

Officers arriving at the scene around 8:30 a.m. found that a man driving a Chevrolet Tahoe was westbound on Dimond Boulevard when he crossed into the eastbound lanes. The SUV then struck a traffic pole.

Police said the man died at the scene. He was not immediately identified.

Police urged drivers to avoid the area.

Car exhaust from a police car drifts by an Anchorage police officer as he works to secure and investigate the scene of a fatal car crash Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2020, at the intersection of Dimond Boulevard and Minnesota Drive. (Emily Mesner / ADN)
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