Accident on Seward Highway results in one fatality

  • Saturday, November 1, 2014 11:59pm
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A three-vehicle accident on the Seward Highway Friday resulted in one fatality.

Jonathan Boreland, 33, of Fairbanks was pronounced dead on scene by paramedics after Kim Sterling, 59, of Sterling lost control of his silver Ford truck and hit a blue Chevrolet sedan Boreland was driving. Sterling’s truck then hit a white GMC truck, operated by Jason Gerke, 30, of Kenai, according to a Alaska State Trooper dispatch.

The accident occurred just before 11 a.m. near Mile 96 of the Seward Highway. Sterling was traveling northbound when he struck Boreland, who was traveling southbound. Gerke was directly behind the sedan. Sterling, Gerke and two passengers were transported to local area hospitals by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries, according to the report.

Troopers with the Bureau of Highway Patrol Girdwood Team, Girdwood paramedics, Anchorage paramedics and Alaska State Park Rangers responded to the collision.

Boreland’s next of kin was notified.

The highway was closed for two hours.

Troopers reported the road conditions were slick with reduced visibility and snow accumulation at the time of the crash.

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