Advertisement

UPDATE: Authorities identify victim killed in Parks Hwy crash

 A State Trooper directs traffic around a fatal accident near the Parks Highway and Vine Rd. near Wasilla May 29, 2018.
A State Trooper directs traffic around a fatal accident near the Parks Highway and Vine Rd. near Wasilla May 29, 2018. (KTUU)
Published: May. 29, 2018 at 5:39 PM AKDT
Email this link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn
5/30 9:50 a.m. Update:

Authorities have confirmed the identity of the person killed in the car wreck on the Parks Highway Tuesday.

Pat Buchanan, 71, of Wasilla, was identified by troopers Wednesday morning. Buchanan was in the Ford Explorer when it was reportedly rear-ended by the Pontiac driven by Murphy.

8:15 p.m. Update:

Alaska State Troopers say the fatal accident happened just after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday when the driver of a Red Pontiac G6 collided with a Ford Explorer, causing the SUV to roll and eject the driver. Emergency crews attempted life-saving efforts on the driver who was ejected.

The driver of the Pontiac, identified by Troopers as Wasilla resident Nancy Murphy, 48, was reportedly driving with a revoked driver's license and had a warrant for failure to appear on a DUI charge.

EMS crews pronounced the driver of the Ford dead at the scene.

Original Story:

A fatal accident near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Vine Road has seriously slowed traffic.

Ken Barkley, Fire Deputy Director with the Mat-Su Borough, says one person was killed and another had minor injuries.

A driver told Channel 2 that at least one vehicle was upside down, and another was blocked from view. The viewer also said there was dirt all over the northbound lanes, but the crash is in the southbound lane.

Editor's note: a previous version of this story cited incorrect information provided by Alaska State Troopers about the identity of the driver of the Pontiac G6.

Latest News

Latest News