Harrowing Chase On Lower Glenn Endangered Motorists, First Responders & Construction Workers, Troopers Say

Troopers Looking For Witnesses Who Saw A Man Speeding Up The Lower Glenn (In The Wrong Lane) on Wednesday Morning, June 23rd   On June 23, 2...

Troopers Looking For Witnesses Who Saw A Man Speeding Up The Lower Glenn (In The Wrong Lane) on Wednesday Morning, June 23rd  


On June 23, 2021, at approximately 9:18 am, Troopers received a report of a domestic disturbance at the Jim Creek Recreation area.  The suspect, later identified as Fred Morse, age 48 of Wasilla, was reported to have used bear spray on a female victim. 

Morse fled the incident location in a gold sedan and was located by Troopers, they said.  Morse failed to stop for Troopers said, driving recklessly through construction zones and a fatal collision scene that was still being investigated.  

Morse continued to flee while driving recklessly on the Old Glenn Hwy towards Anchorage, they said.  Morse then drove northbound in the southbound lanes on the Glenn Hwy, towards Wasilla.  Morse narrowly avoided colliding head-on with several motorists as well as responding Troopers at a high rate of speed.  

The pursuit was terminated on the Hay Flats area of the Glenn Hwy due to the risk to the public.  Citizens continued to report the vehicle driving in the wrong lane at speeds of 80-100 mph long after Troopers discontinued pursuing Morse. 

Wasilla Police, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Wildlife Investigative Unit, Special Crimes Investigative Unit, Statewide Drug Enforcement Unit, Helo 3, and Helo 4 responded to the last known residential area Morse was seen in by citizens and law enforcement personnel, Troopers said.  Wasilla police said they located Morse and the vehicle and he again fled, eventually striking an unoccupied vehicle near a residence and fleeing on foot.  

After a foot and K-9 track, Wasilla  K-9 “Echo” located Morse hiding in a shed.  Morse was taken into custody without any further incident and remanded to Mat-Su Pre Trail under assault charges from the original Jim Creek disturbance, dozens of felony assault charges against the motoring public, construction workers, first responders as well as various other charges to include but not limited to failure to stop, reckless driving, criminal mischief, and hit and run.  

Any driver that had to take evasive action to avoid colliding with Morse this morning is encouraged to contact Alaska State Troopers at (907) 352-5401.  The investigation is continuing. 

TROOPERS WROTE:
The Alaska State Troopers are looking to identify any Mat-Su drivers that were impacted by a reckless driver this morning. If you had to take evasive action due to a Gold Sedan driving recklessly in the area of the Glenn Highway, Old Glenn Highway, Fairview Loop, or Fireweed Road between 9:30 am - 10:00 am please call MATCOM at (907) 352-5401.

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