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One Man Dead in Glenn Highway Crash near Eagle River

May 01, 2013|By Chris Klint | Channel 2 News
  • Anchorage police say one person died Wednesday afternoon in an apparent single-vehicle crash, when the vehicle left the highway and crashed into a fence. No other injuries were reported, but police closed two inbound lanes of the Glenn to investigate the crash.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage police are responding to a fatal Glenn Highway crash near Eagle River, in which one man was apparently entrapped and died Wednesday afternoon.

APD spokesperson Dani Myren says police were informed of the wreck, which appeared to involve a single-occupant vehicle inbound on the Glenn south of a weigh station near the Hiland Road exit, at about 3:50 p.m.

The man was found in the vehicle, which apparently left the highway and ended up on its side after striking a fence, but Myren says no other injuries have been reported.

“It looks like it’s a single-vehicle crash at this time,” Myren said.

Myren says two inbound lanes of the Glenn were closed as police investigated the crash, with APD reporting on Twitter that all lanes in both directions had reopened as of 5:30 p.m.

Channel 2's Adam Pinsker contributed information to this story.

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