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Driver in fatal crash had high blood-alcohol level

Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- The driver blamed for a July car crash on Chena Hot Springs Road that killed him and five other people had a blood-alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday.

Jacky Moore, 39, of Fairbanks had a blood-alcohol level of 0.27 percent, according to information provided to troopers by the state medical examiner's office.

Drunken driving begins at 0.1 percent.

Moore and three others were in his Nissan pickup on July 2 when the vehicle crossed the center line and struck two other vehicles, one of them head-on.

Also killed in the Nissan were Fairbanks residents Harvey Grau Jr., 27, and Christy Simon, 29, and Kristine Fuit, 47, of Layton, Utah. All three passengers were also extremely intoxicated, troopers said.

Two Fort Wainwright soldiers -- driver Christopher McFadin, 21, and Bruno Guglielmi, 24 -- were killed in the head-on crash on the rain-slickened road. Traveling with them were their wives, who were seriously injured.

According to witnesses, Moore's pickup was traveling east toward Chena Hot Springs Resort when it crossed the center line and clipped a Ford pickup. The Ford was towing a trailer carrying four all-terrain vehicles.

The crash into the trailer caused the Nissan to swerve out of control and smash into a GMC pickup driven by McFadin.



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