1 dead in Seward highway collision

The car collided with a road grader owned by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities.

Alaska State Troopers logo.

Alaska State Troopers logo.

Jan. 13 Update: The driver of the Volkswagen was identified as Allen Solomon, 31, of Fairbanks. Next of kin have been notified.

One person has died in a collision that occurred on the Seward Highway on Tuesday afternoon, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers.

A 2019 Volkswagen Golf was traveling north on the Seward Highway near Mile 30 at a “high rate of speed” when it collided with a road grader owned by the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the dispatch reported.

The driver of the Volkswagen was declared dead at the scene of the collision. There were no injuries reported to the DOT road grader operator.

Both vehicles has to be towed from the scene due to damage.

Alcohol appears to have been a contributing factor in the collision, and the driver of the Volkswagen was not wearing a seat belt, according to the dispatch.

The driver of the Volkswagen will be identified once next of kin have been notified.

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