Wasilla man killed in early morning head-on crash

Wasilla man killed in early morning head-on crash
Published: Sep. 17, 2023 at 4:09 PM AKDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2023 at 5:17 AM AKDT
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WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - A 26-year-old Wasilla resident was killed early Saturday morning when the car he was riding in collided head-on with a truck.

Alaska State Troopers identified Tyler Baldwin as the man who died after the Pontiac Trans-Am that was being driven by someone else crossed the center line while taking a turn on West Fairview Loop near Wellsite Road in Wasilla around 2:30 a.m. Saturday.

The Pontiac collided with a Ford pickup that was in the oncoming lane. Troopers said the drivers of both vehicles were also taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.

Troopers said Baldwin’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy and added that his next of kin have been notified.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to correct the fact that Baldwin was a passenger in the car, and was not driving it at the time of the crash.