Soldier from Urbana dies in Alaska traffic crash

Urbana soldier killed in Alaska crash

Anchorage, Alaska — An Urbana man serving with the U.S. Army at Fort Wainwright died in a crash on the Parks Highway Friday afternoon, the Army announced in a press release.

Cameron Logwood, 21, was traveling to Anchorage for an intramural basketball tournament with others in an SUV when the crash occurred about 3:30 p.m.  Heavy snow was blowing and visibility was reduced, Alaska State troopers said. The roadway was reportedly icy.

A northbound one-ton pickup was rounding a curve when it was struck by a compact sport utility vehicle driven by Logwood, troopers said. The pickup driver took evasive action but could not avoid the collision.

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Two passengers in Logwood’s SUV were injured in the crash. The pickup driver and a passenger in his truck were not injured.

Logwood was an aircraft fuel handler for the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment.