Fatal collision closes Sterling Highway

Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2011

The Sterling Highway was closed near Mile 62 after a fatal collision Wednesday afternoon.

A Subaru and a Dodge one-ton truck collided north of Sterling sometime after 12:30 Wednesday afternoon, said Megan Peters, spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers.

Peters said the cause of the collision was still unknown by early evening, but the Subaru did strike the truck.

"It appears that the Subaru had lost control," she said.

The Subaru driver was ejected from the car and died on the scene.

The male truck driver was injured, but the injuries didn't appear to be life-threatening, Peters said. As of press time, names had not been released.

The collision occurred near the access to Kelly and Peterson Lakes. A Kenai National Wildlife Refuge law enforcement officer also responded to the crash.

-- Staff report

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