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Fatal accident closes Seward Highway for hours

By KTVA CBS 11 News 12:58 PM December 7, 2013

The accident scene was at milepost 112

Update, Sunday 12:20 p.m.

The driver killed in the collision has been identified as 82-year-old Robert Brooks, according to APD. The crash happened at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday after Brooks lost control and slid into an oncoming traffic lane, colliding with a Chevy truck.

Brooks was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. The man in the truck was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

Update, Saturday 3:30 p.m.

APD reopened the Seward Highway at milepost 112.

One of the vehicles involved in the fatal accident is a green Chevy Tracker said Jennifer Castro, police spokeswoman.

Original story:

ANCHORAGE- The Seward Highway near McHugh Creek was closed for most of Saturday due to a fatal accident.

The accident happened at milepost 112, according to police.

Police are redirecting southbound traffic at the Scales and northbound traffic near milepost 112.

“Drivers should turn around and head to the nearest town or place to wait because we anticipate the highway closure to last 2-3 hours,” APD tweeted.

This is a developing story.

KTVA 11 has a crew on the scene and will have a full report tonight at 5 p.m.

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