ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday for allegedly buying alcohol for teen-agers involved in Monday's fatal traffic collision with Anchorage police officer Justin T. Wollam, Anchorage police said.
Ronald Frank was arrested on seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and one count of reckless endangerment, Det. Everett Robbins said in a news conference.
The early morning crash occurred when Robert M. Esper, 19, drove a Chevrolet Blazer across the median on the Glenn Highway near Fort Richardson. Killed were Wollam, 28, Esper and two passengers, Heidi Weilbacher, 14, and Makayla Lewis, 16. A third passenger, Savanah Fielding, was critically injured.
Before the crash, police had been tracking Esper as a suspected drunken driver.
Robbins said Frank knew the teens.
Frank, who was in custody Thursday evening, has admitted he bought the alcohol, Robbins said.
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