Elderly couple dies in collision on Sterling Highway

The crash took place near Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway near Walker Street in Sterling.

An elderly couple died Friday after their vehicle collided with a semitruck on the Sterling Highway.

Alaska State Troopers responded at 12:07 p.m. Friday to a motor vehicle collision at Mile 90.5 of the Sterling Highway near Walker Street in Sterling, according to a Feb. 21 trooper dispatch.

Cedric Kyle, 81, was driving southbound in a 2006 Dodge Dakota with his wife Wilma Kyle, 83, when he lost control of his vehicle on the icy pavement and slid into oncoming traffic. Jason Griner, 48, of Anchorage, was traveling northbound in a 2020 International Tractor Truck and was unable to avoid the collision, according to the dispatch.

Griner had minor injuries and was transported to Central Peninsula Hospital. Cedric and Wilma Kyle died on scene. Next of kin was notified.

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