by Megan Baldino
Monday, May 24, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- In two weeks there have been two serious accidents on the Seward Highway, and if last summer is any indication there will likely be a few more.
As Channel 2 News prepares for a town hall meeting to talk about solutions, one family shares its tragic story.
"Everyone had come in to see the birth of my son. It was a pretty joyous time," said Tony Wardwell.
January 2, 2006 should have been the most precious time of his life.
Instead, it became the most tragic.
"My dad dropped off my sister at the airport and he and my mom left town shortly after that, that was in the morning. On the way back to Anchor Point they were killed," Wardwell said.
Witnesses say the driver of a pickup was driving recklessly and speeding.
The roads were icy and the pickup crashed, slamming into the path of 62-year-old Kenneth Wardwell and his wife, 58-year-old Lizabeth, of Anchor Point.