1 dead after fall off Mat-Su interchange bridge
Alaska State Troopers say one person died Friday night near the interchange of the Glenn and Parks highways, after what emergency authorities described as a fatal fall.
According to an online dispatch, troopers responded just before 7 p.m. Friday to “a report of an unresponsive adult male” near the interchange.
“Investigation revealed the male died after life-saving measures were attempted by [emergency medical services],” troopers wrote. “Efforts to locate his next of kin are underway and the [state medical examiner’s office] responded for his remains.”
Ken Barkley, the Mat-Su Borough’s deputy chief of emergency services, deferred most questions about the death to troopers.
"All we know is he fell off the bridge and was a fatality," Barkley said.
Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters couldn’t provide any further information on the incident Saturday, pending completion of an autopsy next week.
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