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German man dies in crash with semi on remote Alaska highway

July 31, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a man from Germany died in a crash on a remote stretch of highway.

Troopers say 58-year-old Jurgen Klos of Dortmund died early Tuesday night in a crash at Mile 95 Parks Highway. The crash site is about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) south of the turnoff to Talkeetna in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

Troopers say the cause of the crash is undetermined but that a compact sport utility vehicle driven by Klos may have crossed the centerline.

The SUV crashed into a tanker truck driven by 60-year-old Dale Ax of Big Lake.

Klos died at the scene. A passenger was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center for evaluation.

The driver of the semi was not injured.


An earlier version of this story misspelled Dortmund.

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