Truck overturns on Sterling Highway

Posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2000

An 18-wheeler pulling two trailers overturned in Cooper Landing Tuesday night closing the Sterling Highway in both directions.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident.

The highway was expected to remained closed for at least three hours, according to Greg Wilkinson, information officer for troopers. The accident occurred about 7:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the accident.

The 18-wheeler, owned by Lynden Freight, was southbound and headed for the Fred Meyer store in Soldotna. At approximately 7:25 p.m. the truck tipped over while making a turn near Gwin's Restaurant in Cooper Landing, according to Wilkinson.

Troopers and Cooper Landing Fire and Ambulance responded to the scene.

"The truck was carrying a load of paint and acetone, but there have been no leaks reported and the trailers are on their sides facing away from the river," Wilkinson reported.

The cause of the accident was unknown at press time.

The name of the driver, who was alone in the semi, also was not available.

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