ANCHORAGE — Alaska State Troopers have released the identity of a man found dead in a truck that burned in a ditch along the Steese Highway.
Troopers shortly after 5 p.m. Dec. 7 took a report of a truck burning at Mile 155, about seven miles from the village of Circle.
A body was in the truck.
Troopers, the state fire marshal’s office and the state medical examiner say the man was 73-year-old Richard Doran of Fairbanks.
The cause of death was not released.
The pickup was a 2003 Dodge. Investigators say Doran may have lost control and driven into the ditch.
The accident caused minimal damage but troopers say at some point, the truck caught fire.