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Sterling Highway crash kills 1

Posted: July 25, 2011 - 4:59pm  |  Updated: July 25, 2011 - 6:09pm

One person died in a two-vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway Monday afternoon.

Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said there was one fatality, but Troopers did not know yet know how many people were involved in the crash. Troopers recieved word of the accident at 3:22 p.m., she said.

It looked like one vehicle rear-ended another, she said.

Names were not available. Peters said Troopers have to take care of the scene and notify next of kin.

The accident slowed traffic in front of the Ninilchik General Store, which is at Mile 135 of the Sterling Highway. Traffic was diverted while the highway was closed Monday evening.

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spwright
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spwright 07/25/11 - 11:00 pm
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Combat Zone ? Mon 7/25/11

Are We Living in a Combat Zone ?

Seems like the Seward & Sterling Highways are claiming more Lives per day than Afghanistan ?

SPW Sloooooowdotna

kenaigirl
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kenaigirl 07/26/11 - 07:17 am
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highway's don't kill people.....

People (drivers) need to slow down, pay attention and focus on the road. Especially now with all the Anchorage traffic. whew! "Were not in Kansas anymore Toto"

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JOAT 07/26/11 - 08:34 am
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Return Driver's Ed

The constant uptick in traffic accidents, fatalities, and just plain old bad driving keeps making me wonder why we cut Driver's Education from the High Schools?

As much as we hate rules and regulations, the free access to the driver's license has serious ramifications to the general public. The state ought to have a mandatory driver's education requirement prior to initial issue of a driver's license and a mandatory re-education requirement following any major traffic violation or at-fault accident.

Lives are at stake.

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kenai-king 07/26/11 - 11:01 pm
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Sterling Hyway

Not to change the subject but what ever happened to the 16 year old that killed the elderly couple from Kasilof when he crossed the road by the HS. I'd really like to know if any of these drivers were texting.

drudge
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drudge 07/27/11 - 08:24 am
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@kenai-king

Anything can distract a driver.

Texting, talking on the phone, chatting with a passenger, changing radio stations, singing along to a song, thinking about what to make for dinner, reading a Garage Sale sign... These are all distractions, and there are many more.

Let's not automatically jump to "Were they texting?!" whenever there's an accident involving teenagers.

Put yourself in their shoes, and imagine if every time an adult got into an accident, everybody automatically asked "Were they complaining about teenagers?!"

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kenai-king 07/27/11 - 08:45 am
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@ drudge

I wasn't jumping to were they texting, I just know that I have spent allot of time on the road and I have to say that close to 70% of the drivers are using the phone.

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Junstin99 12/11/11 - 05:31 am
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RE:Sterling Highway crash kills 1

Maybe more could have been if there is a pile up of vehicles. Vehicular accidents can be looked more into with Tampa Personal Injury Lawyer which can helped the victims whether the one at fault or the victim.

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