Woman identified in fatal Parks Highway crash
The person who died in a vehicle crash in Wasilla on Tuesday afternoon has been identified, authorities say.
According to the Alaska State Troopers' online dispatch, Pat Buchanan, 71, of Wasilla died in a two-vehicle crash on the Parks Highway at Vine Road around 4 p.m.
Troopers say a red Pontiac G6 driven by Nancy Murphy, 48, of Wasilla, rear-ended a Ford Explorer, causing the Explorer to roll and eject the driver.
Buchanan, who was the driver of the Explorer, was pronounced deceased on the scene.
Richey was driving with a revoked license and had a failure to appear warrant related to a DUI charge, according to troopers.
Both vehicles were impounded.
Next of kin has been notified.
Editor's note: Alaska State Troopers originally reported the wrong name of the driver for the Pontiac G6. The story has been updated to reflect the correct name.
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