Between 2009 and 2011, a now 27-year-old man caused two serious car accidents on Alaska roadways. The second car crash resulted in the death of his 19-year-old passenger. It occurred while the driver was already on probation for a conviction in connection with a previous collision in 2009 that resulted in serious injury to a pedestrian.
The 2009 incident was apparently the result of a drug deal gone bad. Apparently, the man arranged to sell prescription drugs to a teenager. When she gave him the money, he sped away in his truck instead of giving her the drugs. In the course of doing so, he dragged the 19-year-old and caused her serious injuries. He was ultimately convicted of several crimes related to the hit and run tragedy.