Seward Highway Accident closes road for 7 hours Saturday

The Seward Highway closed around 2:30pm Saturday afternoon at mile 87.7 and opened back up tonight around 9:30 pm tonight.  More details about the accident can be found online at KTUU.com:

http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-fatal-crash-at-mile-87-on-seward-highway-one-pedestrian-dead-20121124,0,2341420.story

 

UPDATE (5:30 p.m.): Alaska State Troopers estimate that the Seward Highway will not open until approximately 8 p.m.

According to AST spokeswoman Megan Peters, a Dodge Caravan was heading southbound when it struck a man and then a disabled vehicle. The pedestrian died; the two individuals in the van were transported to a local hospital.

Troopers are currently working to clear debris and evidence and remove the inoperable vehicles from the scene.



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No names have been released. This is a developing story. Check back at KTUU.com for updates.

Both lanes of the Seward Highway around mile 87.7 are closed for a few hours, according to officials.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday.

As of 7:20pm the Seward highway is still closed.

From KTUU online at:

http://www.ktuu.com/news/ktuu-fatal-crash-at-mile-87-on-seward-highway-one-pedestrian-dead-20121124,0,2341420.story

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