Current weather

  • Overcast, light rain
  • 57°
    Overcast, light rain
  • Comment

1 dead in late-night crash

Posted: October 8, 2013 - 11:15am  |  Updated: October 9, 2013 - 10:41am

A single vehicle accident on the Kenai Spur Highway near Lupine Drive late Monday night resulted in one fatality.
 
The driver of the vehicle, Gavin Koester-Backstrom, 28, of Kenai, was pronounced dead on scene, Kenai Police Sgt. Ben Langham said.
 
Kenai Police and Kenai Fire Department responded to a report of a serious motor vehicle crash at 11:53 p.m.
 
“While we were on scene it appeared that a black Nissan Pathfinder was traveling toward Soldotna when it left the roadway,” Langham said.
 
Koester-Backstrom was the only person in the vehicle, Langham said.
 
Langham said the driver’s girlfriend told him there might have been a dog in the vehicle with Koester-Backstrom, and the dog is still missing to Langham’s knowledge.
 
Police spoke with several witnesses on scene, but encourage anyone with information to contact police at 283-7879.
 
The cause of the accident is under investigation, Langham said.  

  • Comment

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
karrid@acsalaska.net
2
Points
karrid@acsalaska.net 10/10/13 - 03:25 pm
0
0
GAVIN'S LOST DOG INDY

$900 REWARD IF YOU FIND "INDY" A BROWN PIT/BOXER FEMALE DOG LOST AT A FATAL ACCIDENT AT KENAI SPUR HWY AND LUPINE DRIVE (ABOUT 5 MILE SPUR ON MONDAY NIGHT. PLEASE HELP FIND HER AND BRING HER HOME TO HER FAMILY, THEY COULD REALLY USE SOME GOOD NEWS AT THIS TERRIBLE TIME. PLEASE CALL 303-656-8311 OR 252-2623 OR POST ANY POSSIBLE SIGHTINGS ON https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151683150432335&set=gm.6527767... THANK YOU SHE MAY BE INJURED AND IT'S GETTING COLD OU

Back to Top

Spotted

Please Note: You may have disabled JavaScript and/or CSS. Although this news content will be accessible, certain functionality is unavailable.

Skip to News

« back

next »

  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321268/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321253/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321248/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321243/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321208/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/320593/
  • title http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321173/ http://spotted.peninsulaclarion.com/galleries/321163/
My Gallery

CONTACT US

  • 150 Trading Bay Rd, Kenai, AK 99611
  • Switchboard: 907-283-7551
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-283-3584
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Business Fax: 907-283-3299
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-335-1257
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING

MORRIS ALASKA NEWS