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1 dead, 3 people sent to the hospital following a deadly crash on the Seward Highway Tuesday

(Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 11:51 AM AKST|Updated: Dec. 9, 2020 at 7:08 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a man killed in a crash on the Seward Highway Tuesday.

Troopers say a box truck driven by 34-year-old Ifomaava Tagalu hit another box truck that lost control head-on near Mile 62.

AST says inside Tagalu’s truck were two people.

According to an online dispatch, both the passengers and the other driver of the box truck that lost control were taken to the hospital. Their conditions aren’t known at this time. Tagalu was pronounced dead at the scene.

An initial release from troopers said there were “fatalities,” but an update from a spokesperson Tuesday afternoon said only one person had died.

The scene was cleared a few hours later.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated with more information from Alaska State Troopers.

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