By Associated Press - Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - One of four men killed in a collision on the Parks Highway has been identified as a 78-year-old man from India.

Alaska State Troopers say Basava Veluvola was among five people traveling in a van that passed a commercial vehicle in a no-passing zone Monday south of Cantwell.

The van driver and three passengers died after the van crashed into a pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction. Troopers say the fifth person in the van, 58-year-old Venkata Kadiyala, also from India, is in critical condition at an Anchorage hospital.

A 2-year-old boy in the truck was flown to an Anchorage hospital with serious injuries. Also in the truck were 23-year-old Collin Koskey and 21-year-old Felicia Koskey, both of Fort Wainwright. Troopers say they were injured as well.

Troopers are asking for any witnesses of the crash to call them.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide