Kenai teen killed in Spur Highway collision

Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A 14-year-old Kenai girl was killed in a late morning collision on the Kenai Spur Highway Tuesday.

Photo By M. Scott Moon
Photo By M. Scott Moon
Members of the Kenai fire and police departments carry Donald Eide Jr. to a waiting ambulance following an accident Tuesday morning at Mile 8 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as Rylene Oskolkoff.

Troopers said the collision occurred shortly after 11 a.m. near Mile 8 of the highway.

According to investigators, a silver Dodge van, driven by 76-year-old Ronald Malston, of Kenai, was heading toward Soldotna when a white Suzuki sport utility vehicle traveling the opposite direction went into his lane. Malston's vehicle T-boned the SUV.

The driver of the SUV was identified as Donald Eide Jr., 43, of Kenai. Oskolkoff was a passenger in the SUV.

Both Malston and Eide were treated for injuries at Central Peninsula Hospital.

The Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol is investigating the collision. Investigators kept the highway closed until late Tuesday afternoon. The highway was extremely slick Tuesday morning after the season's first snowfall on the central Kenai Peninsula.

Man injured in rollover

A Haines man was severely injured in a single-vehicle rollover on the Sterling Highway Tuesday morning.

Alaska State Troopers said William Blough, 47, was thrown from his vehicle as it tumbled near Mile 116.5 of the Sterling just before 10 a.m. Blough was flown to an Anchorage hospital for treatment of numerous life-threatening injuries. The collision is under investigation by the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol.

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