fatal accident closes Seward Hwy

Channel 2 News
7:59 p.m. AKST, January 31, 2013

A two-car crash on the Seward Highway near Indian Thursday evening killed at least one person, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Spokesperson Megan Peters said the wreck happened near milepost 105 at about 7:22 p.m.

The road is currently closed in both directions and traffic on the Seward Highway will be affected for appoximately five hours while troopers investigate.



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Peters said the initial investigation shows that a Subaru was southbound on the Seward Hwy and began to pass another southbound vehicle.

The Subaru struck a northbound Mercedes sedan which was occupied with two adults. The collision occurred in the northbound lane.

A passenger in the Subaru was pronounced dead on scene.

Three adults were transported to Anchorage by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers are asking motorists to avoid that section of the Seward Highway.

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