One dead, three injured in KGB Road crash on New Year’s Day, alcohol involved
A Wasilla man is dead after two vehicles collided head-on on Knik Goose Bay Road on New Year’s Day.
Alaska State Troopers were called to the scene of the crash just before 6 a.m. on Friday, according to an online dispatch. Four people were involved in the crash — 24-year-old Darin Cleveland, the driver of a tan Toyota Corolla, and his two passengers, and 57-year-old Pyotr Kudryn, the driver of a red Toyota Corolla.
Cleveland was driving south in the northbound lane of KGB Road when he collided head-on with Kudryn’s vehicle, which was traveling north, troopers wrote.
Kudryn was pronounced dead at the scene. Cleveland’s passengers — 26-year-old Ella Williams and 25-year-old Gertrude Ivanoff — were not wearing seatbelts and were taken to MatSu Regional Hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to troopers.
As of 4 p.m. Saturday, both passengers were in stable condition, according to AST spokesman Tim DeSpain. One of the women was listed in critical but stable condition, and was still intubated, DeSpain noted.
Troopers said Cleveland was also treated at MatSu Regional Hospital for minor injuries.
Kudryn’s next of kin have been notified of his death. The investigation into the crash is ongoing. Alcohol is a factor in the crash.
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