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Wreck Kills 2 in Tok; Troopers Investigating

Two people were killed in a car wreck Wednesday morning in Tok, and Alaska State Troopers suspect the driver was drinking.Troopers say an officer responding to a report of a single-vehicle rollover found the bodies of two local residents in a heavily damaged pickup in the ditch off of Sourdough Lane in Tok.

Troopers identified the victims as 58-year-old Craig Burns and 34-year-old Alicia Thomas. Neither victim was wearing a seat belt.

Emergency personnel with Tok EMS helped extricate the bodies from the wreckage. 

According to a Trooper report, alcohol is believed to be a factor. The State Medical Examiner’s office has requested the bodies for autopsy.

Troopers’ investigation into the wreck continues.

Tim has worked in the news business for over three decades, mainly as a newspaper reporter and editor in southern Arizona. Tim first came to Alaska with his family in 1967, and grew up in Delta Junction before emigrating to the Lower 48 in 1977 to get a college education and see the world.