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Man dies in early-morning crash on Old Seward Highway

  • Author: Lisa Demer
  • Updated: January 3
  • Published January 3

A man died in a crash on the Old Seward Highway south of Tudor Road early Wednesday morning, Anchorage police said.

Police were notified just after 3:30 a.m. that a red Lincoln Navigator had crashed into a light pole on the 4600 block of the Old Seward Highway, said police spokesman MJ Thim. The man, the only person in the car, died at the scene, Thim said.

"We believe speed and weather conditions were a factor," Thim said.

The car appeared to have been going northbound when it crashed.

The northbound lanes of the Old Seward Highway were closed for about 3 hours.

A winter weather advisory was in effect for Anchorage until 9 a.m. Wednesday. Freezing rain was creating slippery roads and sidewalks during the morning commute, the National Weather Service said. Drivers were advised to allow extra travel time and slow down.

Five vehicles were reported in ditches or otherwise in distress around Anchorage early Wednesday, Thim said.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the road that was closed. 

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