UPDATE: Troopers identify snowmachiner killed in crash with semi-truck near Tok Cutoff

A crash involving a semi-truck is blocking the Tok Cutoff Highway near Chistochina. (KTUU)
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CHISTOCHINA, Alaska (KTUU) - Update 2:10pm
Alaska State Troopers have identified the victim in the crash as 59-year-old-Robin Purvis of Gakona. AST says family has been notified.

Update: 8:04 p.m.:
A snowmachiner died after being struck by a semi-truck at Milepost 34 of the Tok Cutoff according to Alaska State Troopers.

AST first received reports of the collision at 2:38 p.m. Friday.

An investigation found that a semi-truck traveling northbound on the Tok Cutoff struck a snowmachiner.

CPR was performed but the snowmachiner died of their injuries.

Troopers are working to notify family.

Original story:
Alaska State Troopers are investigating a serious accident near Chistochina on the Glenn Highway, between Tok and Glennallen.

Troopers say the accident happened around 3:00 Friday afternoon. The highway in the area is blocked, according to a Channel 2 News crew at the scene. Troopers are conducting scene investigation and say it will likely cause delays for a while.

The crash involved a northbound semi truck, which a Channel 2 crew saw off the side of the road.

Troopers at the scene would not give more information on others involved in the crash. Locals say the truck hit a snowmachiner crossing the road.

Chistochina is approximately 33 miles north of Glennallen on the Tok cutoff.

Channel 2's Sean Maguire contributed to this report from Chistochina.



 
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