Killer roads By Craig Medred

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A 22-year-old University of Alaska Fairbanks student who stopped his car along the George Parks Highway to help a snowmobiler with problems is dead as a result of one of the 49th state’s common dangers.

Forget Alaska’s ferocious grizzly bears; ignore the threat of hypothermia in the bitter cold; and consider for a minute the risk of a moment’s inattention around traffic.

In this case, Alaska State Troopers report, Sylvester Smith of Anchorage was struck and killed by a tanker truck shortly after dark on Monday near Anderson, a wide spot along the Parks Highway 75 miles south of Fairbanks, as he tried to help that snowmachine driver.

Killer roads By Craig Medred

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