Troopers: Fairbanks man killed in Parks Highway crash, 2 others injured
A two-vehicle collision killed a Fairbanks man and seriously injured two other people Sunday night, Alaska State Troopers report.
In an online dispatch, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters stated the Palmer Police Department contacted AST about a collision at mile 150 of the Parks Highway around 9:25 p.m.
“The original call stated that there were injuries and one individual was unconscious,” Peters wrote.
Emergency personnel responded from Talkeetna, Trapper Creek and Meadow Lakes, along with troopers, according to Peters. When they arrived at the crash scene, they determined 23-year-old Thomas O’Connor, the driver of a 2005 Subaru Impreza, was dead.
The driver of a 2000 Dodge Dakota, 28-year-old Roberta Cecil, and her passenger, 17-year-old Amy Sisk, were both seriously injured in the crash, Peters stated. They are both from Fairbanks, she said.
“Both Cecil and Sisk were transported by ground ambulance due to weather conditions,” Peters added.
Peters explained in an email that the Dodge Dakota was heading northbound on the Parks Highway when Cecil lost control of her vehicle.
“The vehicle went into the southbound lane where it was t-boned,” she wrote. “Unknown for drugs or alcohol. It is not suspected at this time.”
Additional troopers were dispatched to the scene to assist with the investigation of the crash, according to Peters.
According to Peters, O’Connor’s body has been taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy. His next of kin have been notified of his death.
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