Anchorage man dies in crash on Seward Highway

Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) An Anchorage man died in a single-car rollover on the Seward Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.

Jeffery Jack McCracken, 62, was killed Monday evening at about Mile 71 of the highway, troopers said. McCracken was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

Troopers said it was raining heavily, with about a fourth of an inch of standing water on the road, at the time of the accident, which occurred about midway between Girdwood and Hope.

McCracken was heading north in a 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity shortly after 6 p.m., driving more than 80 mph, when he lost control of the sedan. The car slid to the east side of the road and slammed into the face of a cliff. The impact hurled the vehicle into the air.

McCracken was ejected out the passenger side window and landed about 10 feet away. The car landed upside down.

McCracken died at the scene, troopers said.

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