Wasilla woman dead after Tuesday night crash

Published: Jan. 26, 2022 at 10:38 AM AKST
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WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers report that a Wasilla woman died in a crash on Tuesday night near Big Lake.

Troopers wrote in a dispatch that 67-year-old Sharon Welch attempted to turn her 2002 Toyota Echo from Potter Road onto the Parks Highway and was hit by a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta driving northbound.

The Bureau of Highway Patrol and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to the accident and reported that alcohol or other impairment was not a factor and that Welch was not wearing a seatbelt.

An investigation is ongoing.

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