Accident closes Sterling Highway in Cooper Landing

  • Monday, July 11, 2016 8:58pm
  • News

Update, 4 p.m. Tuesday:

A four-vehicle accident closed the Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing for about two and a half hours on Monday evening.

Alaska State Troopers responded to an accident near Mile 54 of the highway, close to Sportsman’s Landing and the Russian River Ferry, around 5:43 p.m. A white 2006 Ford F-150 pickup truck driven by William Smith, 72, had crossed the center line, causing a collision that involved Clay Dickerson’s beige Dodge Ram and the travel trailer he was towing, Kimberly Davis’s 2015 Chevrolet Transverse and Bernt Bishop, whose vehicle was not identified in a trooper dispatch.

Cooper Landing Emergency Medical Services responded and treated Smith for minor injuries; no one else was hurt in the collision, according to the trooper dispatch. Smith’s and Dickerson’s vehicles were towed from the scene.

The highway was open to traffic again by 8 p.m.

Original story:

An accident at Mile 54 of the Sterling Highway closed the roadway Monday evening while emergency response vehicles were on the scene.

Mile 54 is near the Sportsman’s Landing and Russian River Ferry access area in Cooper Landing. The road was re-opened by 8 p.m. Monday.

Further information was not available as the Clarion went to press.

—Staff report

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