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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday October 30th, 2018 :: 05:26 p.m. AKDT

Advisory

UPDATE – Glenn shut down at S Birchwood both directions; traffic diverted to S Birchwood off ramps; fatal crash.

At 4:07 PM on October 30, 2018, Anchorage Police responded to the Glenn Highway reference a vehicle versus pedestrian crash at South Birchwood.  Initial indications are that two vehicles collided with one another and both ended up in the center median.  Both drivers exited their respective cars and began walking towards the edge of the highway when a third vehicle lost control, entered the center median, and struck one of the drivers of the original crash.
 
Multiple witnesses stopped and began performing CPR on the adult female driver.  Medics declared her deceased shortly after arriving on scene.
 
Both inbound and outbound traffic on the Glenn Highway is being diverted to the South Birchwood off-ramps.  Traffic in both directions is able to get back on the highway via the South Birchwood on-ramps.  The highway will remain closed while traffic investigators work the scene.
 
Case 18-43796
 

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Anchorage Police Department
4501 Elmore Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

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