California woman dies in Kasilof car crash

Jul 26, 2021

Credit Alaska State Troopers

A California woman died in a three-car crash on the Sterling Highway near Kasilof this weekend, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers say 60-year-old Nancy Virlee Christiansen of Emerald Hills, California was driving north in a blue 2019 Hyundai around 6:30 p.m. Sunday when she crossed the center line and crashed with a black 2016 Nissan Murano, around milepost 111. Christiansen’s car then collided head-on with a red 2016 Chevrolet pickup.

Christiansen sustained a neck injury and was reported dead on scene, Troopers said. The driver of the pickup, who was from Anchorage, sustained minor injuries, as did his passenger. The driver of the Nissan, from Clam Gulch, reported no injuries.

Troopers say they’re still looking into the circumstances surrounding the crash.