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Nenana man dies in Parks Highway crash

  • Author: Alaska News
  • Updated: September 28, 2016
  • Published January 12, 2016

The Parks Highway was closed near Nenana for several hours Monday night after a two-vehicle collision that Alaska State Troopers say claimed a Nenana man's life and injured two other people.

Troopers said in a Tuesday dispatch that next of kin for the deceased, 20-year-old driver Johanne Nolywaika, has been notified.

Staff at the troopers' Nenana post said the crash, just north of Nenana at Mile 314 of the highway, was first reported at about 6 p.m. Monday.

The driver of the other vehicle involved in the crash was identified Tuesday as 65-year-old Healy man Nico Limon. Troopers and Nenana Fire Department members responded to the crash site.

"(Limon) and his passenger, Crystal Mulcahy, 43 of Fairbanks, were injured in the wreck and transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital," troopers wrote in the dispatch. "The extent of injuries are unknown."

The highway reopened to traffic about five hours after troopers arrived on scene.

Correction: An earlier version of this story inaccurately stated Johanne Nolywaika's gender.

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