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Two dead in single-vehicle rollover crash in Tok

According to a dispatch published by the Alaska State Troopers Wednesday evening, two people...
According to a dispatch published by the Alaska State Troopers Wednesday evening, two people are dead after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Tok, Alaska.(KTUU)
Updated: May. 20, 2021 at 2:47 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - According to a dispatch published by the Alaska State Troopers Wednesday evening, two people are dead after a single-vehicle rollover crash in Tok, Alaska.

Wednesday morning at approximately 7:45 a.m. troopers received a report about a single vehicle rollover on Sourdough Lane near Midnight Sun Drive, in Tok. AST responded to the scene and observed a gray, 2008 Ford Ranger, in the ditch, heavily damaged, and resting on the driver’s side.

Craig R. Burns, 58 from Tok and Alicia R. Thomas, 34 from Tok were identified as the occupants of the vehicle and were deceased when troopers arrived on the scene.

Troopers said that according to the tire marks (yaw marks) on the road, the vehicle was traveling eastbound on Sourdough Lane when the driver lost control. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.

Tok emergency services assisted in removing the bodies of the deceased from the wreckage. The State Medical Examiner’s office was contacted and requested the bodies for examination.  Next of kin for Burns and Thomas have been notified and the investigation is ongoing.

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