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Kenai Spur Highway collision closes road

Posted: December 12, 2011 - 9:50am

The Kenai Spur Highway reopened at Mile 7.5 just after 6 p.m. Sunday after being closed for about an hour due to a snowstorm-related series of collisions.

Kenai Police Sgt. Kelly George said the highway was closed because of vehicles and debris on the road, the result of an accident that involved four cars. Names of those involved in the accident have not been released.

The pileup started when a 40-year-old woman driving a 1995 Maroon Ford Tarus driving toward Soldotna passed another vehicle, fishtailed and lost control. She hit a 2008 Dodge Durango head-on.

The 40-year-old and her 14-year-old passenger were transported to Central Peninsula Hospital with significant injuries.

The Durango was driven by a 54-year-old female who was transported to CPH with minor injuries.

A 1988 Volvo Wagon, driven by a 17-year-old female, collided with one of the other vehicles. That driver was transported to CPH to be checked for pain.

A fourth vehicle was also part of the pileup. A 1995 Ford Bronco driven by a 22-year-old male went into the ditch to avoid hitting the first three cars. The driver was uninjured.

George said there were two other accidents, one on Bridge Access and another on the Kenai Spur, while the first one was being handled Sunday afternoon.

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alaskanlady
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alaskanlady 12/12/11 - 10:12 am
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Seriously? 40 yr old woman

Seriously? 40 yr old woman passes and fishtails and loses control? And you had a 14 yr old passenger in the car???? And you hit another vehicle head on??? Because you needed to get somewhere just a little bit faster??? It's not like that stretch of road goes on forever. Couldn't you have had a little bit of patience and just followed this person going slower than you? Instead you caused all this chaos because you couldn't be patient. Shame on you!!! I hope there are some serious charges put upon you. If it would've been me or my child that you hit head on because of your stupidness you can bet I'd be coming after you!!!

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akdave 12/12/11 - 07:19 pm
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Bad Driving

There are far too many idiots on our roads who think it's still summer. To those of you in SUV's and pick-up trucks who think you can tailgate on glare ice - back off and act your age. Drive like you know what you're doing, stop putting the rest of us and our lives at risk!

smg48
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smg48 12/13/11 - 12:06 am
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Head on Wreck

The person that was passing other cars and fishtailed with a 14 year old in the car should not be on the road. I know the person in the Dodge Durango and the accident would have been worse if she would not have been going a safe speed and been in control of her vehicle. It is such a shame when innocent people are hurt just because someone is in a hurry! Also her Canine companion was injured. Thankfully with the help of some great people she was taken to the Veternarian for treatment.

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MTNLADY 12/13/11 - 09:58 am
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Don't judge!

My prayers go out to all involved. Rather than point the finger and say "shame on you", perhaps we should count our blessings, thank God that everyone (dog included) will survive to see another beautiful day, and remember that we all make mistakes. Let's learn from them and move on. Peace on earth, Good will towards all mankind.

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cheapersmokes 12/13/11 - 10:56 am
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I agree that she should of

I agree that she should of just backed off and slowed down but I also wonder why the color of her vehicle is pertinent to the story! Slow down folks and allow extra time to get to your destination without a ride in an ambulance!

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jlmh 12/13/11 - 08:58 pm
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Poor girl

That 40-year-old woman must be stupid. For the last two days, that highway has been slippery from beginning to end. The car in front of her was going slow because that was the only safe way to drive! How dare she risk every one's life by passing on ice? The head-on collision shows that she didn't even choose a safe, clear spot to do it. Hopefully one of those "significant injuries" is a broken neck, so she is paralyzed and never drives again. I feel so sorry for her 14-year-old daughter, helplessly trapped in the vehicle with her psychotic mother and a terrifying episode of road rage, now suffering significant injuries in the hospital.

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areyouforreal 12/13/11 - 11:12 pm
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It gets worse.

Sorry to say I happen to know the 40 yr old idiot who started the wreck. The worst part of all of this is that she does not have car insurence.
I pray for everyone involved and wish a speedy recovery. I also hope you all had good insurence since i know there is no way you will ever get a dime from the one responsible.

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