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Troopers: Driver may have lost control of vehicle


August 6, 2020

Photo courtesy of Robert Thorstenson Jr.

Robert Thorstenson Jr. (on the left) poses with Siguard Decker (middle) and Helen Decker on board the F/V Vigilant last month.

Alaska State Troopers continue to investigate a fatal accident that claimed the lives of four seine boat crewmembers sometime after 10 P.M. on Monday, July 27.

A Ford Excursion driven by Siguard Decker drove off the roadway near the 27-mile marker of Mitkof Highway at a high rate of speed, according to Alaska State Troopers. Megan Peters, communications director with the Alaska Dept. of Public Safety said Siguard Decker, who was driving, seems to have had lost control of the vehicle and then over corrected before running off the road. The resulting crash took the lives of two Wrangell cit...

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