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Wasilla councilman dies in heavy equipment accident

Michelle Theriault Boots

Wasilla city councilman Steve Lovell died when a piece of heavy equipment he was using to construct a dirt bike jump crushed him, the Frontiersman newspaper reported Monday. He was 56.

Lovell was the owner of Valley Diesel Marine, a boat repair business and was raising two of his grandchildren at the time of his death, according to the newspaper.

He was elected to the city council in October 2012.



Reach Michelle Theriault Boots at or 257-4344.