2 sled dogs die in crash with snowmachine outside of Cantwell

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Published: Nov. 19, 2023 at 5:27 PM AKST
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CANTWELL, Alaska (KTUU) - Two sled dogs died on Friday when a dog sled team and snowmachine collided outside Cantwell, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers also reported that four other canines were injured in the crash, which occurred around 8:30 p.m. near Mile 118 of the Denali Highway.

No people were injured in the crash.

AST spokesman Austin McDaniel said Monday afternoon that the incident is still under investigation, and no further details would be released during the investigation.

The Denali Highway area is a popular spot for many long-distance mushers to train with their dogs.

Alaska’s News Source has reached out to multiple sources in the area for more information.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.