Authorities continue to investigate crash that killed Kenai attorney

Posted: Sunday, September 19, 2010

Authorities are still investigating the Sept. 5 car accident that killed Kenai attorney Peter Mysing, according to Alaska State Troopers.

"These things take a lot of time," said Megan Peters, troopers spokesperson. "Any time we have an investigation like this, technically, it's a criminal investigation. We have to make sure something criminal did not occur on behalf of the surviving party."

Mysing, 59, was riding in the passenger seat in his Ford Mustang with driver Elias Cobb and backseat passenger Ryan Hobbs, both 20, of Kenai, when it was T-boned by a Ford F-350 at the corner of Overland Avenue and Mission Avenue. Thomas Byers, 46, of Anchorage, was driving the truck with passengers Jason Ross, 36 of Kenai and a 15-year-old Kenai boy.

Mysing was pronounced deceased at the site of the crash that pushed the Mustang over a curb and into the side of the tattoo shop there. The truck was flipped upside down.

The others involved in the crash were transported to the hospital for "non-life threatening injuries."

At the time of the accident, troopers said the Mustang was heading the wrong way on the one-way Mission Avenue.

Troopers are still waiting on toxicology tests, which typically take 4 to 8 weeks, to find out whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the collision.

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