APD identifies man dead in Seward Highway crash at Potter Marsh
A two-vehicle collision on the Seward Highway near Potter Marsh Friday morning left one man dead and others injured.
On Saturday, Anchorage police identified the man killed as 72-year-old Morris Parrish.
Anchorage Police Department spokesman MJ Thim said the crash, in front of the Rabbit Creek Rifle Range near the Potter Marsh boardwalk, was reported at 10:45 a.m.
“It appears to be a T-bone collision involving a pickup and an SUV,” Thim said. “There was only one person in the SUV, an adult male driver; he was declared dead at the scene.”
Multiple people in the pickup truck were being treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.
Thim said the Seward’s northbound lanes and one of its southbound lanes were closed as police responded to the crash.
“We need people to use the Old Seward Highway as an alternative route,” Thim said. “If they can’t, then they need to avoid the area until we’re finished with the investigation.”
All but one southbound lane of the Seward had been closed after the crash, but the highway fully reopened by 5 p.m.
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