Anchorage

Seward Highway collision near Rainbow leaves young driver dead, 5 injured

A collision on the Seward Highway south of Anchorage early Thursday left the young driver of a small car dead and five people in a pickup injured, Anchorage police said.

The highway was fully reopened before 7 a.m. at Mile 108.5 near Rainbow, more than six hours after the crash.

Officers were called to the scene at about 12:15 a.m. Police said a juvenile male driving south in a Toyota Corolla collided with a northbound Ford F-150 pickup carrying two adults and three children.

The Toyota driver was declared dead at the scene. Police said his name would not be released because of his age.

The driver of the pickup was an adult male. All the people in the pickup were transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Police did not immediately release any further details.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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