Man Charged In Deaths Of 2 Anchorage Teens

Anchorage Police have charged 31-year-old Stacey Allen Graham after he crashed, killing two teenage girls Friday evening.

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APD spokeswoman Dani Myren says it happened around 6:45 near Abbot Road and 88th Street.

“The pickup truck was coming from Dimond Boulevard and approaching the Abbott curve when it apparently lost control and swerved onto the bike path located to the West side of Abbot Road, just north of 88th street where the two girls were walking,” Myren said. “The truck struck the two girls before colliding with a large business sign.”

“The truck ended up on its side.”

15-year-old Brooke McPheters and 15-year-old Jordyn Durr were pronounced dead at the scene.

The roof of Graham’s vehicle was removed in order to extract him from the vehicle. He was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Preliminary alcohol tests indicate Graham had about 3 times the legal limit of alcohol in his system at the time of the crash.

He has been charged with Operating Under the Influence and two counts of Murder 2. The girls were reportedly walking home from Dimond Center after shopping for back-to-school items.