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Road reopens Thursday evening nearly 9 hours after deadly early morning crash

A man is dead following a crash at the intersection of Dimond and Minnesota.
A man is dead following a crash at the intersection of Dimond and Minnesota.(KTUU)
Published: Nov. 19, 2020 at 9:42 AM AKST|Updated: Nov. 19, 2020 at 9:51 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The intersection of Dimond Boulevard and Minnesota Drive, as well as the intersection of Arctic Boulevard and Dimond Boulevard, reopened just before 5:30 p.m. after being closed for nearly nine hours following a deadly early morning crash.

Officers first arrived at the scene of the crash around 8:30 a.m., according to an alert from the Anchorage Police Department. In an updated alert sent about an hour later, police said an initial investigation found a man was driving a Chevrolet Tahoe on Dimond Boulevard going west when the vehicle crossed into the eastbound lanes and hit a traffic pole. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Drivers were advised to use alternate routes throughout the day, though police added that it was possible lanes would reopen periodically. As of 4:45 p.m., police were still investigating the scene and a department spokesperson was unable to provide an update.

Both intersections reopened about 40 minutes later, according to an updated community alert.

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