Two killed in Seward Highway crash

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Two people were killed in a head-on collision on the Seward Highway Tuesday evening.last night on the Seward Highway.

Alaska State Troopers said Lowell Leonard Maguire, 84, of Anchorage and Margaret Lillian Williams, 40, of Girdwood died of their injuries after their cars collided near Bird Point.

Troopers say Maguire was driving northbound on the highway and crossed the center line while rounding a curve. He sideswiped a southbound Jeep Cherokee before colliding head-on with Williams' vehicle, troopers said.

Troopers say the occupants of the Jeep Cherokee were taken to a hospital for observation and released. The Seward Highway was closed for hours after the wreck.

An investigation into the cause of the accident is continuing.

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