Another Snowmachine Crashes Into Training Team On Denali Highway, Killing Two Dogs

Two More Dogs Killed When Another Snowmachine Runs Into A Training Team After Dark On The Denali Highway  Spring Road Clearing By DOT On The...

Two More Dogs Killed When Another Snowmachine Runs Into A Training Team After Dark On The Denali Highway 

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For the second time in less than a month, a snowmachine has run into a dog team on the Denali Highway. 

On Monday, December 11th, 2023  at 5:38 pm  – over two and a half hours after sunset – Troopers said a snowmachine ran into a sled dog team two miles east of Cantwell. 

Two dogs were killed, and two injured. No people were injured, they said. The snowmachine operator stopped to help, and was contacted by Troopers they said. No arrests were made, and Troopers believed alcohol was not a factor.

It's the second time in less than a month that a dog team, using the Denali Highway for training purposes, has been hit by a snowmachine, killing part of the team. 

On Friday, November 24th, a snowmachine ran into a dog from Dallas Seavey's kennel. That incident also happened at night, at 8:30 pm, which, on that day in Cantwell was 4:05 pm. Two of Seavey's  dogs died, and the other seven were injured, some very severely. 

The Denali Highway, which is closed from the Paxson end, is commonly used in training runs. Apparently, it is popular for practice runs by mushers using the teams of more well-known dog drivers, such as Seavey. 

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