Eagle River man killed, child injured in Parks Highway crash
A 26-year-old Eagle River man was killed in a Christmas Eve vehicle crash on the Parks Highway.
According to Alaska State Troopers, Joshua Cooper was driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup that left the Parks Highway and struck the Trunk Road overpass at around noon on Monday. Troopers said Cooper and his infant child were taken to nearby Mat Su Regional Hospital, where Cooper died of his injuries.
The child suffered non life-threatening injuries, troopers said.
Troopers said Cooper’s next of kin has been notified and the accident is under investigation.