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.
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By CASEY GROVE