16 Ft. Wainwright soldiers involved in multiple vehicle collision

FAIRBANKS, Alaska - According to the Alaska State Troopers, 16 U.S. Army soldiers from Fort Wainwright were involved in a multiple vehicle collision on the Parks Highway last Friday.

Troopers say 26-year-old Logan Haga was driving a van with 8 passengers on the parks and 23 year old Derek Madrid was following behind him in his own van with 6 passengers. Haga was following a DOT brush mower when he came to a complete stop on the road due to poor visibility from snowy conditions. Madrid reportedly was unable to see that Haga had stopped in front of him and crashed into the back of his vehicle. Haga then slid into the DOT brush mower, while Madrid's van went into the northbound lane and crashed into a different vehicle.

Troopers say all passengers were wearing their seat belts. No serious injuries were reported.