On February 26, Palmer police notified Alaska State Troopers of an accident around 9:30pm on the Parks Highway near Trapper Creek. AST and medical personnel responded to the scene and found one of the drivers dead on arrival after sustaining serious injuries. According to an Alaska State Troopers reporter, a female with a passenger were driving a 2000 Dodge Dakota traveling northbound about 35 miles north of Trapper Creek when she lost control of her vehicle on a straight stretch of the highway. Her vehicle went into the southbound lane and was struck broadside by the deceased who was driving a 2005 Subaru. The female driver and her passenger were seriously injured and were both taken to an area hospital by ground ambulance due to weather conditions. The body of the deceased was taken to the state medical examiner in Anchorage for an autopsy.
Report taken from Alaska Local News
Driving Safety Tips
Give yourself extra space.
Hold your steering wheel firmly.
Brake and accelerate lightly.
Watch for black ice.
Some of the most horrific accidents occur during icy driving conditions. This is because many times, the ice is invisible to the human eye. This type of ice is called “black ice” and despite the name, this ice is totally transparent. Driving on ice is nothing to play around with. If you can avoid driving on ice, do so at all costs. However, if you are caught unexpectedly in icy driving conditions or for some reason have no other choice, these tips are invaluable. Whether you’re driving with other cars or sharing the road with trucks, driving cautiously is imperative. Keep these tips in mind and make them habits to develop safe driving behavior.
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