Girdwood man dies nearly a week after accident

Posted: Friday, February 05, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A 43-year-old Girdwood man has died, nearly a week after being involved in an accident on the Seward Highway.

Alaska State Troopers say Paul C. Wiersema died late Wednesday at an Anchorage hospital.

He was involved in a collision Jan. 29 with a trailer pulled by another vehicle that swerved into his lane.

Troopers say the other driver lost control of his trailer, which held a full-sized pickup. The trailer clipped a guardrail and fishtailed sideways into Wiersema's lane. The left side of the trailer collided head-on with Wiersema's pickup.

Troopers don't believe alcohol was a factor, and everyone reported wearing seat belts. No citations were issued, but troopers continue to investigate.

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