Driver and moose die following early-morning collision

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Early-morning Wednesday, one man died following a single vehicle collision with a moose, along the Glenn Highway.

At 1:18 a.m., the Anchorage Police Department received notification of the highway crash, between the Birchwood exits, according to APD spokesperson Renee Oistad.

She said responding officers located the green 1994 Lincoln 4-door vehicle "down an embankment and in a marsh."

In the report, Oistad described the vehicle as being "heavily damaged" with "tufts of moose hair on the roof."

The unresponsive driver and sole occupant, 63-year-old Michael Rock, was transported to the hospital; however, Oistad said he died "a short time later."

APD located the cow moose carcass on a nearby bike path, according to the APD community alert.

This carcass was recovered "by the next citizen on the moose recovery list," said Oistad.