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Location: Sterling Highway
Type: MVC-Fatal

Dispatch Text:

Update: On scene investigation revealed that a Subaru and a pick-up truck collided head on. The driver of the Subaru, identified as Michael Franklin, 18 of Palmer, died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision. Five people were in the pickup truck. Three people* were transported by ground ambulance and one by life-med. The driver of the pick-up is identified as Garrett Bowley, age 39. Next of kin for Franklin have been notified. Investigation is ongoing.

*An earlier dispatch misreported the number of people in the pickup truck. The correct number is four, as provided above.

On 07/07/2019 at approximately 1640, Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna responded to a report of a MVC involving two vehicles at Mile 142 of the Sterling Highway. This dispatch will be updated.

Posted on 7/7/2019 5:18:28 PM by DPS\kemarsh

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