Update:

The driver has been identified as Gilbert Naomoff (36-years-old).

Next of kin procedures have been completed.

Update 8/9/19 10:20p.m.:

Officers have cleared the scene and reopened the road.

The driver identity isn't being released at this time pending next of kin procedures.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation.

Update 8/9/19 6:39p.m.:

On 8/9/19 at approximately 5:58 p.m., Officers with the Patrol Division were dispatched to the intersection of Arctic Boulevard and W Dowling Road in reference to a report of a vehicle crash.

The preliminary investigation found that a silver Dodge Stratus was traveling southbound on Arctic Boulevard near W Dowling Road at a very high rate of speed. The vehicle hit a bridge near the railroad tracks, rolled multiple times, then caught fire. The adult male driver, and sole occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries. The details of this crash are under investigation.

APD's Traffic Investigators are responding to the scene and there will be a police and fire presence in the area with road closures still in effect until futher notice. Please seek alternative routes.

APD Case: 19-28419

Original 8/9/19 at 6:16 PM:

APD and AFD are on scene of a vehicle accident with injuries off Arctic Blvd & W Dowling Rd. Both directions of Arctic Blvd are closed. Northbound traffic is being diverted to Arctic Spur Rd. Please avoid the area.

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