Woman killed in Soldotna crash identified

Troopers have identified the woman who died in a two-vehicle car crash Monday morning as 19-year-old Raquelle Reynolds of Soldotna.

She was the driver and sole occupant of a 2007 Equinox that collided with a pickup truck around 5:35 a.m. at mile 90 of the Sterling Highway, said Captain Andy Greenstreet of the Alaska State Troopers.

“The other driver and sole occupant of a 2013 Chevy Silverado pickup is Randolph Carlyle, and he is 59 of Soldotna, and he was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries,” Greenstreet said.

Reynolds’ family has been notified, Greenstreet said. Troopers at the scene of the accident redirected traffic through side roads while the crash was under investigation.

Scene documentation took several hours to complete due to darkness, Greenstreet said.

“When the call came in, because it was so dark, it kind of hampered our efforts some, so we had to wait for daylight,” he said.

Based on preliminary investigation by troopers, alcohol is not suspected to be a factor in the crash, Alaska State Troopers Public Information Officer Megan Peters wrote in an email.

“On scene investigation suggests that the deceased crossed the center line, causing the head-on collision,” Peters wrote.

Troopers are continuing to investigate the accident, she wrote.

— Megan Pacer

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