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Stryker driver cited in rear-end collision near Delta

Casey Grove
Erik Hill

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.

 

 


By CASEY GROVE
casey.grove@adn.com