One Deceased in New Seward Highway Roll-Over

APD is investigating a fatal New Seward Highway traffic accident that occurred early Sunday morning police revealed on Nixle.

A call reporting a roll-over on the New Seward Highway near the Rabbit Creek Road exit went in to Anchorage police at 3:50 am on Sunday.

Police responded and their investigation would find that “the driver of a green 1995 Ford Taurus was traveling southbound on the New Seward (and) lost control of the vehicle and rolled into a ditch near the Rabbit Creek Road exit,” according to the report.

Police say that the driver, identified as 26-year-old Derrick Johnson, was not wearing his seatbelt and was ejected from his vehicle. Johnson, who was alone in the vehicle at the time of the incident, was declared deceased at the scene.

While speed is believed to have been a factor in the accident, the investigation is still under investigation.

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