Head-on collision on Parks Hwy. kills Trapper Creek man

Casey Grove

A Trapper Creek man is dead after a head-on collision between his pickup and a semi pulling two trailers late Monday on the Parks Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The man, 60-year-old David Roach, was driving north in his Toyota pickup about 11:45 p.m. when the pickup went into the oncoming lane near Mile 104, troopers said in a written statement. Donald Braun, a 71-year-old Anchorage resident, was driving south in a Peterbilt truck pulling two flatbed trailers, troopers said.

Braun slammed on his brakes, but the vehicles hit head on, troopers said. The crash killed Roach and injured Braun, who was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Anchorage.

Troopers said both drivers wore seat belts. Alcohol appears to have been involved in the wreck, and an investigation continues, troopers said.


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