Two people killed in Glenn Highway accident

Posted: Thursday, July 10, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Two people were killed when the pickup truck they were in overturned on the Glenn Highway, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday.

The accident occurred Tuesday at milepost 149.5 of the Glenn Highway. When troopers arrived at the scene, they talked to three men who said they had not witnessed the accident, but found the truck and two bodies nearby. Both victims were dead.

Troopers said Tonya Frederick, 21, of Anchorage, and Jaron Cole, 23, also of Anchorage, died in the crash. The truck was registered to Douglas Frederick, Tonya Frederick's father who is the owner of the Sportsman Paradise Lodge.

An investigation indicates that Frederick and Cole were east bound on the Glenn and headed for the lodge with supplies, when the truck veered off the right side of the road for no apparent reason.

The truck went down an embankment, flipped 12 times, ejecting both occupants, before coming to a rest upside-down. Neither occupant was wearing a seat belt.

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