Driver killed, passengers injured in crash outside Wasilla

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WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - A Wasilla man died when his small pickup crossed the centerline of a rural road and crashed into a sport utility vehicle.

Alaska State Troopers say 37-year-old Daniel Alexander died in the crash on Knik-Goose Bay Road.

Alexander late Tuesday afternoon was driving south near Foothills Road when his truck crossed into the northbound lane and struck the SUV driven by 30-year-old Chris Tucker of Wasilla.

Alexander was not wearing a seat belt. He and a passenger, a child in a child car seat, were ejected.

Alexander died as emergency responders transported him to Mat-Su Regional Hospital.

The child was flown to Anchorage's Providence Medical Center.

Tucker and five passengers in the SUV were transported to Mat-Su Regional.

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