Iowa man, Fairbanks woman killed in Parks Highway wreck

AnchorageNovember 30, 2012 

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say two people were killed and three injured in a crash on the Parks Highway south of Fairbanks. 

Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said the crash happened Friday afternoon between Fairbanks and Nenana, and winter driving conditions were a factor. 

Ipsen told The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner that 25-year-old Shawn Dugan of Fort Wainwright, originally from Homestead, Iowa, and 33-year-old Sandy Graetzsch of Fairbanks died at the scene after the car driven by Dugan crossed the center line after fishtailing at the bottom of a hill.

The car missed one vehicle, but slid in front of a 2009 Chevy Avalanche driven by Rhonda Coghill of Nenana. 

Coghill was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital along with her daughter and 5-year-old granddaughter. Their injuries are not life-threatening.


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