Girdwood fire chief sick of Seward highway fatalities

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2009

GIRDWOOD - Girdwood Fire Chief William Chadwick has called an Aug. 7 forum at the city's community center to discuss fatal accidents and driver behavior on the Seward Highway.

He told The Anchorage Daily News people are fed up with losing relatives and that firefighters are sick of putting children in body bags.

Six people have been killed on the highway in the past year, three in the past month.

The highway south out of Anchorage is one of the deadliest in the state. It's already designated a safety corridor through Girdwood, allowing for double traffic fines.

Chadwick would like to see a four-lane, divided highway all the way from Anchorage to Seward.

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