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Two injured in Sterling Highway crash, road back open to traffic

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A screenshot from the Alaska 511 camera at Mile 55 shows traffic by the crash site.

Two-way traffic is moving again on the Sterling Highway after a crash closed the road in both directions near the Russian River Ferry.

The road was closed for several hours around Milepost 55.5 Thursday while Troopers respond to and investigate the crash, which injured at least two people. The Troopers sent out the first notice of the crash through Nixle alerts around 12:45 p.m. today.

Cooper Landing Emergency Services Fire Chief Riley Shurtleff said the crash involved an RV and a pickup truck. He said one patient was transported by air and another was transported by a CLES vehicle.

Just before 5:30 p.m., he said the road was back open to traffic in both directions.

Trooper Spokesperson Austin McDaniel said he did not have more details about the crash at 5:20 p.m. Thursday.

Sabine Poux is the news director at KDLL. Originally from New York, she's lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont, where she fell in love with local news. She covers all things central peninsula but is especially interested in stories related to energy and fishing. She'd love to hear your ideas at spoux@kdll.org.
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