1 dead, 2 hurt in Parks Highway crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – One person has died and two others were injured in a crash on the Parks Highway.
Alaska State Troopers say the Thursday afternoon crash occurred when a semi tractor-trailer struck an SUV that was turning left onto the highway at the intersection with the Big Lake cutoff.
Troopers say the driver of the semi, 37-year-old Arnol Farmer, was unable to avoid the collision. Farmer was not injured.
The SUV driver, whose name was not immediately released, died at the scene. Troopers say they have a tentative identity for the driver, and are waiting for fingerprint confirmation.
Two passengers in the SUV – 43-year-old Frieda Gillespie and 28-year-old Shawn Phillips-Tomlinson – were taken to an area hospital. Troopers say one of those passengers was flown there.