A fatal vehicle crash momentarily closed the Seward Highway at Mile 111 near McHugh Creek on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Anchorage Police Department and Alaska State Troopers.
AST Spokesperson Megan Peters said 55-year-old Elisha O'Hara III, of Anchorage, was killed in the crash shortly before 4:00 p.m. about a half mile south of McHugh Creek.
Peters said that a red Hummer H3 ran off the roadway and hit a large rock and it appeared to cross on the north side of the road and went off the cliff side.
Traffic was reported to be moving slowly in both directions sometime after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Alaska State Troopers, Anchorage Police Department, and the Anchorage Fire Department were first responders to the crash.
Editor's Note: KTUU's Kortnie Horazdovsky contributed to updates of this story. Troopers updated the intial location of the crash to Mile 111, instead of Mile 112.
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