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Four children injured in Sterling Highway crash

By KTVA CBS 11 News 9:43 PM January 4, 2014

SUV crossed center line and hit a van

Update: Alaska State Troopers say Dale Keefer, 53, succumbed to injuries sustained in the crash and died Sunday.

ANCHORAGE – An SUV collided with a van Saturday morning on the Sterling Highway injuring seven people, including four children.

It happened around 11 a.m. near milepost 155, close to Anchor Point, said Alaska State Troopers.

A Ford Expedition, driven by 29-year-old Arwen Weisser, was traveling north and crossed the center line sideswiping a Pontiac Transport van, troopers said. They are calling it an offset head-on crash.

The driver of the van, 24-year-old Richard Twing, and his passenger, 53-year-old Dale Keefer, were transported to the hospital, they said. Keefer had life threatening injuries.

There were four children in the SUV and, along with Weisser, were also transported to the hospital with minor injuries, troopers said.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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