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Location: Willow
Type: MVC Fatal

Dispatch Text:

On 08/14/21 at 1807 hours, AST responded to the Sheep Creek Bridge at mile 88 of the Parks Highway in Willow for the report of a three-vehicle injury accident. Investigation revealed a red 2010 Dodge Ram pick-up with 5 occupants was stopped in the north bound lane of the Parks Highway waiting to turn left. A red 2012 Ford Fusion with 5 occupants was stopped behind the Dodge pick-up waiting for it to turn. A white 1986 Toyota 4-Runner was also traveling north bound on the Parks Highway at a high rate of speed over the bridge. As the Toyota apexed the bridge, it rear-ended the Ford which subsequently rear-ended the Dodge. The incident resulted in 7 vehicle occupants being transported by EMS to a hospital for injuries. Isaiah Harding, age 20 of North Pole, was an occupant of the Ford Fusion and was declared deceased on scene. Harding’s next of kin was notified. The Parks Highway was closed for over 5 hours to complete the scene investigation of the multi-injury and fatal vehicle collision. All involved drivers were cooperative during the investigation which continues. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the incident.


Posted on 8/15/2021 5:26:01 AM by DPS\lephillips

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