On March 11, 2017 Alaska State Troopers in Bethel received a report of a pickup truck flipped over on the Kuskokwim River Road somewhere near Napaskiak, Napakiak, Oscarville. A Trooper from the Bethel VOU responded and investigations revealed that a man was driving his blue 1998 Ford Expedition up river at a high rate of speed and lost control of his vehicle causing it to roll over injuring himself and his passenger. They both were medevaced to Bethel.
Report taken from Alaska State Troopers Daily Dispatch.
Driving Safety Tips
Severe weather can be both frightening and dangerous for automobile travel. Motorists should know the safety rules for dealing with winter road emergencies. All motorists need to be cautious while driving in adverse weather.
High speeds make it both easy to lose control and difficult to stop. You should never be driving faster than 45mph in any vehicle when roads are icy.