Hometowns of crash victims released

Posted: Monday, July 07, 2008

ANCHORAGE - Authorities have identified the hometowns of three California men who died and two Michigan men who were critically hurt after a vehicle rollover on Alaska's Parks Highway.

The dead were 21-year-old William Bradley of Whittier, Calif., 21-year-old Nathan Pollard of La Mirada, Calif., and 21-year-old Jerry Luzzi of La Habra, Calif.

The injured are 20-year-old Matthew Holmes and 19-year-old Christopher Niles, both of Hudsonville, Mich.

Holmes was listed in critical condition Sunday and Niles was in stable condition at Anchorage hospitals, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Bradley was driving a 2003 Infiniti Friday night when the car rolled several times near mile 131 of the Parks Highway, southeast of Denali National Park and Preserve. All five men, who were not wearing seat belts, were thrown out of the vehicle.

Troopers said the five had earlier attended a party at a park in the community of Talkeetna and alcohol appears to be a factor in the accident.

Pollard and Luzzi died at the scene and Bradley died on the way to a hospital, troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said.

The crash occurred about two miles from the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, where the five had seasonal jobs.

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