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Sterling Highway reopened after fatal collision near mile 65

Alaska State Troopers.
Alaska State Troopers.(KTVF)
Published: Nov. 21, 2021 at 12:30 AM AKST|Updated: Nov. 21, 2021 at 2:17 PM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A motor vehicle collision near mile 64 of the Sterling Highway resulted in the deaths of two people on Saturday night and injured another who was taken to a hospital in Anchorage.

According to a dispatch posted by the Alaska State Troopers, the collision occurred when a van crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with two other vehicles.

“The van sideswiped a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction and then collided with a second vehicle head-on,” reads the dispatch.

Troopers report that 55-year-old Fedos Martushoff of Sterling—who was driving the van—and 26-year-old Matthew Shull of Seward were both declared dead at the scene.

A second passenger in the second vehicle was taken to an Anchorage hospital and is expected to survive and the cause of the collision is under investigation.

The Sterling Highway was closed late Saturday night following the accident until it was reopened at 12:45 a.m.

This story has been updated to include additional information.

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