Good Samaritan killed in Parks Highway collision
A young Anchorage man died Monday evening after being struck by a tanker truck while attempting to assist a snowmachiner on the side of the road.
Just after 6 p.m. Monday, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a collision between a tanker truck and a pedestrian.
Troopers say 22-year-old Sylvester Smith, of Anchorage, stepped out of his vehicle on Parks Highway to assist a snowmachiner on the side of the roadway when he was struck by a passing tanker truck near milepost 280.
Smith was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Troopers identified the driver of the tanker truck as 65-year-old Robert Smith. Robert did not sustain any injuries in the collision and so far, no charges have been filed.
An investigation is ongoing.
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