A Clam Gulch business owner died late Monday night after his truck rolled over into a southbound ditch along the Sterling Highway.
Kelley Guy Baker, 52, was ejected from his 2003 Chevy truck during the accident and pronounced dead at the scene.
Alaska State Troopers, the Bureau of Highway Patrol, and the Kenai Peninsula Team responded to Mile 117 of the Sterling Highway just before midnight to investigate the rollover. Officials found that Baker was traveling north on the highway when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed both lanes of traffic, and drove into the southbound ditch where his truck overturned.
Troopers said Baker was not wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash. Investigators said an autopsy and toxicology test will be conducted as routine part of their investigation.
Baker bought Clam Gulch's Clam Shell Lodge in 2007.
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