A rookie New Hampshire musher has decided against running in this year’s Iditarod race

A rookie New Hampshire musher has decided against running in this year’s Iditarod race after her team of sled dogs veered onto a busy Alaska highway and collided with a pickup truck, killing one of the dogs and injuring three others. Jaye Foucher withdrew from both the world’s most famous sled dog race and a shorter Alaskan race, the Willow 300, on Monday. Foucher’s team was struck Jan. 19 on the Parks Highway near the community of Willow, about 75 miles north of Anchorage. Troopers said the team moved onto the busy highway from a trail because of an obstacle. A pickup traveling on the main highway between Anchorage and Fairbanks collided with the dog team. The pickup driver was among those who helped Foucher and her dog team. One dog died at the scene, three others are still recovering from their injuries and two dogs that ran away after the accident have returned, Foucher said.

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https://www.wcax.com/2022/01/25/nh-musher-out-iditarod-after-crash-killed-1-dog-injured-3/

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