Death-Cause Of Death – Obituary
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – UPDATE: The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Evan Chyun, according to Anchorage police.
UPDATE: The Anchorage Police Department said that a collision Sunday afternoon on the Glenn Highway has left at least one person dead.
The department said in a community message that its preliminary investigation indicated the following: “[A] blue Dodge Ram was traveling southbound in the inbound lanes of the Glenn Highway between the North and South Birchwood exits, when the vehicle lost control and crossed the median, colliding with a Silver Acura SVU that was traveling northbound.”
The man driving the silver Acura was declared dead at the scene, the department said. His name will be released once next-of-kin have been notified. The man driving the Dodge was taken by medics to a hospital with “non-life threatening injuries,” according to police.
ORIGINAL STORY: Travelers moving out of Anchorage on the Glenn Highway should prepare for significant closures and subsequent delays, as Anchorage Police Department and Anchorage Fire Department officials respond to a collision involving injuries in the area of the South Birchwood exit.
The agencies have asked that people please seek alternative routes as is possible.
In a community alert Sunday afternoon, Anchorage police said officers were initially closing all outbound lanes and one lane of the inbound lanes at that exit. A follow-up message indicated that the southbound side of the Glenn Highway, just before the South Birchwood exit, has one lane closed. On the northbound side, all lanes are closed at that same exit.
“Northbound traffic is being diverted to the Old Glenn Highway from South Birchwood,” police wrote. “Commuters will exit at North Birchwood to get back on the Glenn Highway northbound.”
Police added that closures and subsequent delays should be expected for at least the next several hours.
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