1 dead in Anchorage crash involving vehicle engulfed in flames
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A person is dead after police found a vehicle engulfed in flames near the Glenn Highway and Richardson Frontage Road, the Anchorage Police Department wrote in a statement.
Police dispatch got an automated message from an iPhone at 5:02 a.m. Sunday, that a person had been in a crash near the Glenn Highway and the Fort Richardson exit.
At 5:05 a.m., Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson fire and police personnel responded to a “fire in the trees” near the Richardson Frontage Road and found the vehicle on fire, police said. Base officers were joined by APD in responding to the scene.
One person was declared dead at the scene.
Richardson Frontage Road was reduced to one lane as crews worked the scene. Collision details are under investigation.
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