Man dies in accident near Big Lake

A Wasilla man died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday morning.
Published: Dec. 3, 2022 at 4:49 PM AKST
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HOUSTON, Alaska (KTUU) - A Wasilla man died in a single-vehicle crash on Friday morning.

According to an online dispatch from Alaska State Troopers, 80-year-old Thomas Newton of Wasilla was the only occupant in a Ford pickup truck that left the road and collided with trees near the intersection of the Parks Highway and Meadow Lakes Loop.

“After a preliminary investigation, it appeared that Newton suffered a medical event just before the collision,” troopers wrote.

Troopers wrote that they received the report at 11:22 a.m. on Dec. 2.