21 Sep

Troopers Tentatively ID Truck, Driver Involved In Fatal Rock Fall On Sterling Highway

first_imgTroopers are requesting that anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the incident when it occurred and might have additional information to contact the Soldotna Post at 907-262-4453. The rock went through the windshield of the Hatchback and struck the middle backseat passenger, Noah Schwebach, 8 of Eagle River. Life saving measures were rendered but he succumbed to his injuries on scene. No one else in the Hatchback was injured. Jonathan Taylor, with the state Department of Public Safety in an emailed statement: “I can confirm that we have tentatively identified the truck and driver associated with the incident on the Sterling Highway. However, as those details have not yet been confirmed, I have no identifying information to release. Investigation remains ongoing.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享State investigators say that they have tentatively identified the driver of a truck from which a rock fell and killed an 8-year-old boy, on the Sterling Highway. The incident occurred in a construction zone, operated by Granite Construction between Mile 58 and Mile 79, that has many large vehicles moving in and out of the area. Granite officials wrote in a statement: “While the incident occurred within our project site, we are presently unaware that any of our equipment or personnel were involved. We are fully cooperating and assisting with the investigation. Out of respect for the family, we have voluntarily suspended night shift work on the roadway until Saturday night.” The accident happened around 1:23 p.m., yesterday, near mile 58.7 of the Sterling Highway. According to Troopers, a Volkswagen GTI Hatchback, occupied by a driver and four passengers, was traveling northbound when a volleyball-sized rock fell off the back of a rock truck traveling southbound.last_img

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