One dead following 2-vehicle crash near Rainbow trailhead
Seward Highway closed for most of night hours
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A juvenile driver is dead following a crash along the Seward Highway early Thursday morning, shutting down both lanes for several hours.
The Anchorage Police Department says five others were injured in the crash that happened just after midnight at mile 108.5 of the highway, near the Rainbow trailhead. The highway was closed in both directions for several hours before police reopened one lane of traffic around 5 a.m. Police said the highway fully reopened just before 7 a.m.
According to police, the juvenile male who died was driving a Toyota Corolla southbound, when he collided with a man driving a Ford F-150 headed northbound with a female passenger and three children.
All five people in the F-150 were taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police said the Major Collision Investigation Unit processed the scene overnight.
This story has been updated with new information.
Correction: This story has been corrected to reflect that the driver of the Toyota Corolla was the juvenile male, an update that the Anchorage Police Department posted after the department’s initial post contained incorrect information.
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