- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A Fairbanks man driving a pilot truck died Thursday in a crash on the Dalton Highway.

Dale Linse (LIN’-zee) died at the scene near Galbraith Lake north of Atigun Pass.

KTUU-TV (https://bit.ly/1CyBGbH) reports North Slope Borough police took a report on the crash at about 4:30 p.m.

Linse was driving south on an icy hill. His pickup left the roadway and rolled.

Linse’s son, Shane Linse, says his father was driving the rear pilot truck behind an oversize truck. The truck had offloaded its cargo and was returning with the pilot trucks to Fairbanks.

Shane Linse says his 72-year-old father was a retired semi driver who had made many trips north on the Dalton.

He says Linse started the pilot car business about 10 years ago.

An autopsy has been ordered.


Information from: KTUU-TV, https://www.ktuu.com

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