Wasilla man killed in collision of truck, snowmachine

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003

BIG LAKE (AP) -- A 31-year-old Wasilla man died after the snowmachine he was driving smashed head-on into a pickup near Big Lake, Alaska State Troopers said.

Calvin Toal was pronounced dead Monday night at Valley Hospital, trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson said.

The accident occurred just before 6 p.m. near Big Lake Road and the Parks Highway, troopers said.

Toal was driving a snowmachine. The truck he collided with was driven by Joseph O'Brien, 34, of Fairbanks. O'Brien faces citation for driving while his license was suspended, Wilkinson said.

Troopers said their investigation is continuing.

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