Eagle River man killed in Parks Highway accident

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) — A 26-year-old Eagle River man was killed Monday in a single-vehicle crash on the Parks Highway at Trunk Road.

According to Alaska State Troopers, a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 26-year-old Joshua Cooper of Eagle River left the roadway and struck overpass supports at the Trunk Road bridge Monday afternoon.

Cooper and his infant child were taken to Mat-Su Regional Hospital, where Cooper passed away from his injuries.

The infant suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Cooper's family has been notified.

AST is investigating the cause of the accident.