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Location: Mat-Su West
Type: MVC-Fatal

Dispatch Text:

On 10/16/21 at approximately 2027 hours, MATCOM received reports of a head on collision near mile 50 of the Parks Highway. Scene investigation by Alaska State Troopers determined that a 2009 Ford 4 door car, driven by Melissa Joy Labriola, age 38 of Anchorage, was traveling South when it crossed the center line and struck a 2002 Chevrolet pickup. Melissa Labriola was pronounced deceased on scene. The driver of the pickup, Gary Alan James Jr., age 35 of Wasilla, was transported to a local Hospital in serious condition. Traffic was re-routed to the recently paved southbound divided lanes. Next of Kin for Labriola have been notified. Investigation is ongoing.

Posted on 10/17/2021 12:22:14 PM by DPS\tjdespain

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