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Update: The deceased is identified as Robin Purvis, age 59 of Gakona. Next of kin has been notified.
On 1/11/19 at 1438 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a Motor Vehicle Collision at Milepost 34 of the Tok Cutoff in Gakona involving a semi-truck and a snowmachine. Investigation revealed that a semi-truck driving northbound at Milepost 34 of the Tok cutoff struck a snowmachiner. CPR was initiated but the snowmachiner succumbed to their injuries. Efforts are underway to notify next of kin. The operator of the semi was not injured. The remains of the deceased will be transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for autopsy. Investigation continues.
Posted on 1/11/2019 7:09:09 PM by DPS\mapeters