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Fatal wreck in Wrangell


September 27, 2018

WRANGELL — On the night of Sept. 19, at approximately 8 p.m., a single vehicle on Zimovia Highway was in an accident near 6.5 mile. According to Chief Doug McCloskey, with the Wrangell Police Department, there were two occupants in the vehicle. The wreck was fatal for one passenger, while the other sustained serious injuries.

“Basically, the car left the road and struck the bluffs out at 6.5 mile,” McCloskey said.

He added that the police were still investigating the cause of the accident, but it would appear that the car was speeding at the time of the accident. The injured victim, J...

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