Donald D. Newton

Rock climber dies after apparent 200-foot fall
By Steve Hansen, Times 4/27/81

The body of an 18-year-old Anchorage man was discovered about 18 miles south of Anchorage (mile 111) on the Seward Highway Saturday evening.

Troopers say they believe Donald D. Newton had been climbing a rock cliff when he fell to his death.

"It looks like it was just an accident," Capt. Lowell Parker said today.  He added that it appeared Newton "slipped and fell from the cliff."

An autopsy revealed Newton died of multiple injuries caused by the 200-foot fall.

Newton and two friends had intended to spend the weekend camping in the area when the accident occurred.  The trio had separated during the climb.