Stryker driver cited in rear-end collision near Delta

casey.grove@adn.comJanuary 22, 2013 

In this photo from 2010, longshoremen at the Port of Anchorage received instruction in driving a Stryker armored combat vehicle. Five longshoremen received lessons in order to move the vehicles from ship to railhead when Strykers returned to Ft. Wainwright following service Iraq and refurbishing at Ft. Lewis.

ERIK HILL — Anchorage Daily News

A soldier driving an eight-wheeled Army vehicle known as a Stryker was cited for rear-ending a van near Delta Junction, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Joshua Anderson, 21, was driving the Stryker vehicle southbound on the Richardson Highway on Monday when a 1999 Chevrolet van in front of him slowed to make a left-hand turn onto Jack Warren Road, troopers said in a written statement posted online Tuesday.

The Army's 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team is based at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks.

The Stryker vehicle -- which typically weigh more than 18 tons, according to the Army -- collided with the back of the van, which spun into the oncoming lane and was struck by a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado pickup, troopers said.

Steven Booth, 51, was driving the van and was taken to a hospital for treatment, troopers said.

A trooper cited Anderson for driving too fast.

 

Reach Casey Grove at casey.grove@adn.com or 257-4589.

 

 

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