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Driver dies in collision on Seward Highway amid hazardous conditions

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: December 1, 2020
  • Published November 30, 2020

The Seward Highway was closed in both directions Monday evening after collisions near Girdwood in which one driver died, Anchorage police said in an online statement.

The highway was fully reopened as of about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday.

One collision was at Mile 90 and the other at Mile 93. Police reported hazardous conditions on the highway, with high winds and snow causing whiteouts.

A collision between a 2016 white Ford F350 pickup truck and a blue 2000 Subaru Outback at Mile 90 was fatal. The driver of the Subaru was pronounced dead at the scene; no one else was in the vehicle. The driver of the pickup was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, and the three other people in the truck were not injured, police wrote.

The Subaru was northbound when it crossed the center line directly in front of the oncoming pickup, police said. It was not immediately clear what caused the Subaru to cross into oncoming traffic, but police said “there was blowing snow in the area at the time.”

No arrests or citations had been issued as of Tuesday morning.

The collision at Mile 93 involved two vehicles and occupants with minor injuries, police wrote.

The causes of the collisions were under investigation.