By Chris Klint
Channel 2 News
6:34 PM AKST, December 7, 2012
(UPDATE: Alask State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters says traffic is now slowly alternating. At 8:56 pm, the state's 511 website posted this traffic update: Intermittent delays - Slow traffic - Stop and go traffic. Road is not closed intermittent delays, very slow traffic.)
A three-vehicle crash has killed two people and closed the Seward Highway near Summit Lake Friday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers.
AST spokesperson Megan Peters says troopers received word of the crash, at Mile 49 of the highway, at 4:40 p.m. A pickup truck and a Chevrolet Blazer collided head-on, at which point a GMC Yukon rear-ended the pickup truck.
“Two people were ejected from a pick-up truck and died on scene,” Peters wrote in an email on the collision.
Peters says a third person remains entrapped in the Blazer, which was initially identified as a sedan, as of 6:30 p.m. Friday.
Traffic will be routed through the closure whenever possible, but the closure is expected to last at least eight hours as troopers investigate the cause of the crash.
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