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One dead in Anchor Point crash

The Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point.
Hope McKenney
The Old Sterling Highway in Anchor Point.

Updated Dec. 5:

Alaska State Troopers identified the deceased driver of the Kia SUV as Bertha Sargeant, 56, of Anchor Point.

Original story:

A two-vehicle collision killed one, injured another and closed the Sterling Highway in both directions for several hours this afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said they received a call just after noon Friday about the collision, at mile 162 of the Sterling Highway, near Anchor Point. Troopers found a Dodge pickup truck and a Kia SUV had collided, head-on, in the highway’s southbound lane. The driver of the SUV was found dead at the scene, while the driver of the pickup was experiencing pain and was transported to South Peninsula Hospital for treatment, according to the trooper dispatch. Troopers said next of kin of the deceased were contacted and that the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

The road reopened in both directions around 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to Trooper Spokesperson Austin McDaniel. He said troopers plan on identifying the deceased tomorrow.

You can check ongoing traffic conditions here.

Sabine Poux is a producer and reporter for the Brave Little State podcast of Vermont Public. She was formerly news director and evening news host at KDLL in Kenai.

Originally from New York, Sabine has lived and reported in Argentina and Vermont and Kenai.
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