More Details Known about Yesterday’s Seward Hwy Closing Accident

Posted: December 10, 2012 at 5:58 am

A two-vehicle head-on accident yesterday afternoon, left the Seward Highway closed in both directions near Girdwood for nearly three hours.

According to Megan Peters with the Alaska State Troopers, troopers received reports of a crash involving multiple vehicles at about 4:20 p.m. near Milepost 92, about three miles north of Girdwood.

Troopers say a Ford Expedition heading north lost control due to snow and slush, and then crossed the center line, and slammed into a Suzuki SUV.

Peters said that, there were a total of eight people inside the Expedition and three passengers were children. One child in the vehicle and the front seat passenger were extricated with life-threatening injuries.

There were three people inside the Suzuki and both the driver and the front seat passenger had to be extricated with serious injuries. The third person had scrapes, cuts, bruises, and minor injuries.

Both lanes were closed during the initial investigation and troopers were working on opening alternate lanes.

Troopers opened the southbound lane just before 7:00 p.m and the highway fully opened just before 9:00 p.m. last night.

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