39-year-old killed in deadly Seward Highway crash Saturday

Seward Highway mile 105
Seward Highway mile 105(KTUU)
Published: Dec. 19, 2020 at 12:02 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A vehicle crash on the Seward Highway at mile 105 closed both north and southbound lanes on Saturday. APD said 39-year-old Melanie Hinkle died in the accident. All lanes have since reopened.

APD reports a Subaru Outback was headed northbound and a Toyota 4Runner was headed southbound when the crash happened around 11 a.m. According to APD, upon further investigation, the driver of the Subaru did not attempt to pass another vehicle. Instead, the driver of the Toyota crossed into the northbound lane and hit the Subaru head-on.

APD says the adult female driver in the Subaru died, and an adult male passenger from the Subaru was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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