Eastbound International at Jewel Lake back open after fatal accident

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Anchorage Police Department says that an accident caused them to closed the eastbound lanes of of Northwood Drive at W International Airport Road and eastbound lanes of International Airport Road at Jewel Lake Road.

APD says that they got a call at 3:42 p.m. The initial investigation indicated that a black Accura heading eastward on International and being driven at a "high rate of speed" collided with a blue Chevy making a left hand turn to get onto southbound Northwood Drive.

The Acura T-boned the Chevy, which in turn was pushed into a Toyota Tundra.

According to APD, none of the vehicles had passengers, only drivers. The driver of the Chevy was declared deceased at the scene.

The driver of the Acura was extricated from his vehicle and taken to the hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

The cause of the crash -- including whether drugs and alcohol were involved -- is still under investigation.

Investigators are asking for the public's help for the investigation. If you witnessed the crash, you are asked to call the Traffic Investigator at 907-786-8748.

Beth verge contributed to reporting.

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