Updated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16

All lanes of the Glenn Highway were closed for hours Tuesday afternoon following fatal crash involving four vehicles just before the Muldoon Road exit, according to the Anchorage Police Department.

In a release Wednesday, APD said icy road conditions were a contributing factor in the crash.

According to the release, 19-year-old Jonathan Zollinger, of Eagle River, was traveling inbound when his Subaru sedan crossed the median and crashed into three oncoming vehicles, side-swiping one and colliding with two — a Chevy Malibu and a Ford Crown Victoria being driven as a Yellow Cab.

Zollinger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Malibu was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, according to APD, and the cab driver told officers he’d “seek his own medical attention.”

The initial alert was sent out shortly after 12:30 p.m. and the highway was reopened at 4:30 p.m.


Police reminded drivers in the Wednesday release that icy roads can be hard to detect and that everyone should reduce their speeds and increase space between their car and the vehicle in front of them.

Zollinger’s family have been notified.