WILLOW (AP) -- A retired trooper and his son died Saturday night in an accident north of Willow, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Edward Stauber, 53, and his 25-year-old son Mason were killed in the accident that occurred around 7 p.m. at Mile 74 of the highway.
Stauber was returning from his daughter's wedding in Talkeetna when the accident occurred. His sport utility vehicle swerved and slid sideways across the center line of the highway and collided with a pickup truck.
Edward Hogan, who was driving the truck, tried to avoid the SUV but the pickup smashed into the passenger side of Stauber's vehicle.
Troopers said Stauber died at the scene and his son died on way to Valley Medical Center. Hogan, his wife and two children were treated for minor injuries.
Stauber retired from the troopers in 1997 after serving in Anchorage and Cooper Landing. Before becoming a trooper, he worked for the state park service. He was active in the Air Force Reserves at the time of his death.
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