Tour Bus Rollover on the Parks Highway Results in One Fatality

A tour bus rollover near Mile 173 of the Parks Highway has resulted in at least one fatality. Alaska State Troopers say the report of the rollover came in just after 8:00 am on Friday. 

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The bus belongs to Princess Tours, and trooper spokeswoman Megan peters says that three people were on board, including the driver.

EMS and troopers responded to the scene from Cantwell, Trapper Creek, and Talkeetna.

Troopers say that the driver, Brian Lanning of Trapper Creek, initially reported that both passengers had suffered “significant injuries.”  Just before 9:30, one of the passengers was declared deceased.  The other passenger is listed as having life-threatening injuries. Lanning sustained injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

Neither passenger’s identity has been released by the Alaska State Troopers.

Julie Benson, a spokeswoman for Princess Cruises, says that all three people on board the bus are Princess employees.