UPDATE: Two people dead, others injured after a vehicle collision on the Seward Highway

Published: Oct. 14, 2017 at 11:06 AM AKDT
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3:50 p.m.

Alaska State Troopers say icy road conditions may have played a part in a fatal highway collision.

Troopers now say the two vehicle accident happened near milepost 53.8 of the Seward Highway.

According to troopers, 37-year-old Presence Bissonette was driving north on the highway when a Toyota Tacoma lost control, crossed the center line, and struck Bisonette’s vehicle head-on.

A.S.T. says Bisonette and a passenger inside the Toyota Tacoma died. The driver of the Tacoma along with two other passengers were airlifted to Providence Alaska Medical Center and are expected to survive.

11:42 a.m.

Troopers say two people are dead after a vehicle collision near milepost 55 of the Seward Highway.

A.S.T. reported the two-vehicle collision around 7:15 a.m. Saturday and say three others were also injured.

According to Alaska State Troopers, the Seward Highway was closed for several hours.

A.S.T. says drivers should expect further delays as they continue their investigation.


The Alaska Department of Transportation is asking drivers to slow down near milepost 55 of the Seward Highway after reporting an accident.

D.O.T. says emergency vehicles are on the road.

This story will be updated when more information is available.