Nikiski man dies in vehicle accident

Posted: Sunday, January 05, 2003

A 48-year-old Nikiski man died Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in a traffic accident on Holt-Lamplight Road in Nikiski.

According to Alaska State Troopers, witnesses reported seeing a red 1993 Ford pickup driving westbound toward the Kenai Spur Highway along Holt-Lamplight, which was reportedly very icy.

Witnesses said the man was driving erratically before he either got out or fell out of the truck approximately one-half mile before the intersection with the highway. Somehow, the vehicle stopped with its rear wheels resting on the the man's chest.

Nikiski paramedics responded to the accident, where they pronounced the man dead at the scene.

The victim's name has not been released, pending notification of next of kin. Troopers are investigating.

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