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AK19001661

Location: Palmer
Type: MVC-Damage/Wildlife

Dispatch Text:

On 1/7/2019, approximately 1810 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a single vehicle collision on Trunk Road near Duchess Drive, Palmer.  Investigation revealed 52 year old John T. Smithers of Palmer was operating his blue 2016 Chevrolet Colorado northbound on Trunk Road when two moose entered the roadway.  Smithers was unable to avoid one of the moose resulting in minor damage to the truck and no injuries reported.  Smithers reported wearing a safety belt and drove his vehicle from the scene.  The moose was gone upon AST arrival.

Posted on 1/8/2019 12:04:46 AM by DPS\dacook

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