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AK18048104

Location: Cantwell
Type: MVC-Fatal, Commercial Vehicle

Dispatch Text:

UPDATE: Investigation determined that a 2013 Toyota Sienna crossed the centerline and collided with a 2014 Peterbilt tractor with double fuel tankers. Both occupants of the Toyota are deceased. They are Tristan Carey, age 21, of Fairbanks, and Rachel Weter, age 21, of Huslia. Next of Kin have been notified. The driver of the Peterbilt was transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries. Investigation continues.

ORIGINAL RELEASE: On July 11, 2018 at 1103 hours AST received a report of a commercial vehicle on fire at mile 210 Parks Hwy, and subsequently received more calls stating there was a vehicle collision. Troopers and EMS responded. Preliminary investigation determined that a commercial vehicle and minivan collided on the Parks Highway. Two fatalities have been confirmed; next of kin have not been notified. The road has been blocked, and Troopers have re-routed traffic off the highway for both northbound and southbound traffic. Troopers, commercial vehicle enforcement officers, and EMS are on scene. Investigation is ongoing.

Posted on 7/11/2018 12:09:39 PM by DPS\jmtaylor

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