Seward Highway Head-On Collision Kills 1, Injures 3
A deadly head-on collision on Mile 84 of the Seward Highway, south of Girdwood, leaves one person dead and three others badly injured.
Alaska State Troopers say a head-on collision on the Seward Highway killed one person and left three people injured.
Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said the crash happened around 4:20 p.m. Saturday at Mile 84, six miles south of Girdwood.
According to Peters, a silver Chevy pick-up driven by Ronnie Allen, 53, was heading northbound, crossed the center lane for unknown reasons, and hit a red Chevy pick-up truck being driven by James Ries, age 66 of Kasilof, going southbound.
Peters said Ries was driving with two family members in the vehicle, Supaporn Ries, 28, of Kasilof, and a 9-year-old female. James Ries died at the scene.
Allen and Supaporn Ries, along with the 9-year-old female were transported to a local Anchorage hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, said Peters.
The Seward Highway was shut down from the time of the crash and reopened at around 11:00 p.m.
The cause of the crash is still being investigated.