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The Latest: Police release name of man who died in crash

October 12, 2016 - 11:36 AM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Latest on a fatal Anchorage traffic crash (all times local):

10:30 a.m.

Anchorage police have released the name of a man who died Tuesday in a traffic crash.

Police say 57-year-old Joseph Pineda died.

The cause of death remains under investigation. Police say Pineda may have suffered a medical problem before the crash.

Pineda shortly before 5 p.m. was driving south on Elmore Road in east Anchorage and made a right turn onto Dowling Road.

However, his car crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a sport utility vehicle head-on.

Doctors at an Anchorage hospital pronounced Pineda dead.

Two people in the SUV were treated for injuries police describe as non-life-threatening.

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7:45 a.m.

Police say the man was driving a car south on Elmore Road and started making a right turn onto Dowling Road.

Instead of completing the turn, the driver drove into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with a sport utility vehicle.

The driver of the car was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

Police say two people in the SUV suffered injuries that were not considered life

Anchorage police say a man found dead in a traffic crash Tuesday may have had a medical problem.

An autopsy has been ordered for the driver who crashed head on just before 5 p.m. in east Anchorage.

Police say the man was driving a car south on Elmore Road and started making a right turn onto Dowling Road.

Instead of completing the turn, the driver drove into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on with a sport utility vehicle.

The driver of the car was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

Police say two people in the SUV suffered injuries that were not considered life-threatening. They were taken to a hospital.

The name of the man who died has not been released.

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