Craig Jones 2011-01-30
Snowmachiner dies crashing into trailer
Anchorage Daily News / adn.com, Published: January 30th, 2011
A snowmachiner was killed and his passenger was critically injured when they crashed
into an ATCO trailer Sunday morning in the village of Deering, according to Alaska
Neither Craig Jones, 30, nor his passenger, Karla Moto, 22, was wearing a helmet,
troopers said. Alcohol was a major factor in the crash, the trooper report said.
Deering, 57 miles southwest of Kotzebue, is a dry community. The snowmachine was
stolen and Jones was driving it fast when it left the roadway and crashed into the
trailer, troopers said. The snowmachine, Jones and Moto all ended up inside the
Jones was dead at the scene, the village police officer told troopers. Moto was
taken to the Deering clinic with potentially life-threatening injuries and is being
flown to Anchorage for treatment, troopers said.
Troopers went to Deering to investigate. A trooper chaplain from Kotzebue went to
Deering to console the family.