Troopers identify man killed in car crash

Posted: Friday, February 06, 2009

WASILLA - State Troopers have identified the man killed in a two-car crash on the Parks Highway.

Troopers say the victim in the Wednesday night crash is 41-year-old Rodney C. Coalson of Big Lake.

They say Coalson was driving north when he lost control, spun sideways and entered the oncoming lane.

He collided with a southbound truck.

Troopers say he was pronounced dead at the scene. The other driver was treated for minor injuries.

Troopers say both drivers were wearing seat belts and they do not believe alcohol was a factor. The cause remains under investigation.

Spokeswoman Megan Peters says the accident forced troopers to close down the highway and reroute traffic for nearly five hours.

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