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Correction: There was one adult passenger in the GMC Sierra driven by Heidi Fulton. That passenger is identified as Chelsea Bryner, 29 of Fairbanks. The children in the GMC Sierra were Bryner's children, not Fulton's. Bryner and her two children were transported to Mat-Su Regional Hospital by ground ambulance.
Cary Taylor-Bloomquist (40 yoa of Palmer) was driving her 2018 Subaru Outback southbound on the Parks Hwy. Her daughter, Adeline “Addy” Bloomquist (5 yoa of Palmer) was in a car seat in the back seat. Cary Taylor-Bloomquist crossed the center line and collided with two motorcycles in the northbound lane. David Fulton (62 yoa of Fairbanks) suffered critical injuries and he was airlifted to an Anchorage area hospital. Jeffrey Esley (63 yoa of Fairbanks) was driving another motorcycle northbound with his wife, Charlene Esley (60 yoa of Fairbanks) as a passenger. After the Subaru collided with Fulton it collided into Esleys’ motorcycle. Esleys were killed in the collision.
Heidi Fulton (50 yoa of Fairbanks, David’s wife) was driving a GMC Sierra PK northbound and she was behind the two motorcycles. Heidi Fulton crashed into the Subaru Outback, which was still in the northbound lane after hitting the motorcycles. The collision killed Cary Taylor-Bloomquist and critically injured Adeline “Addy” Bloomquist. “Addy” Bloomquist was airlifted to Providence Hospital in Anchorage where she died from her injuries.
Heidi Fulton was not seriously injured. Two children, ages 10 and 3, along with an adult passenger were in the truck with Fulton. The children were transported to a Wasilla area hospital by ground ambulance. The extent of their injuries is unknown but not believed to be life threatening.
AST is still on scene conducting the scene investigation. One lane is open and troopers are allowing southbound and northbound traffic through the scene. Next of kin have been notified.
A 63 yoa man, 60 yoa woman and a 40 yoa woman died at the scene. A child was transported to Providence Hospital in Anchorage via helicopter and was declared deceased at 1945 hours. The age and sex of the child is unknown at this time. One lane of traffic is open and AST is allowing traffic to pass through intermittently. The cause of the crash is still unknown at this time. Updates will follow as more information becomes available. Next of kin of the deceased have not been notified yet.
On 9/3/18 at approximately 1630 hours AST received a report of a vehicle collision at mile 156.5 Parks Hwy. AST arrived and determined two motorcycles and a Subaru sedan were involved. Two people were confirmed deceased and there are at least 3 more people who are critically injured. The highway is completely blocked. AST from Cantwell, Healy and Wasilla are responding. Life Flight medical personnel are currently responding in two helicopters. More information will be posted when more information is known. The highway will be blocked for at least several hours.
Posted on 9/3/2018 5:17:38 PM by DPS\bjwassmann