A Sterling couple died in a vehicle collision just after noon Friday at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway just east of Soldotna, near the Jim Dahler Road-Forest Lane intersection
Alaska State Troopers report that Cedric Kyle, age 81, of Sterling, was driving a 2006 Dodge Dakota toward Soldotna when he lost control in icy conditions, slid into the oncoming lane and struck a 2020 International tractor truck driven by Jason Griner, 48, of Anchorage. Kyle and his wife, Wilma Kyle, 83, died at the scene. Griner sustained minor injuries and was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital. The highway was closed for several hours. Traffic was eventually routed through side streets.