Soldotna man dies after SUV rollover

The man was driving his SUV northbound when he left the roadway near Mile 53 of the Sterling Highway

A Soldotna man died Wednesday as a result of a rollover crash on the Sterling Highway, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.

Robert Scott, 54, of Soldotna, was driving his Dodge SUV northbound when he left the roadway near Mile 53 of the Sterling Highway, near Cooper Landing. Scott’s vehicle rolled onto its top in a body of standing water, according to the dispatch.

The Central Emergency Services Dive Team responded to the scene and located Scott’s body in the vehicle, where he was declared dead. Scott was the only occupant of the vehicle, according to the dispatch.

Next of kin has been notified, and the body is being sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage. The vehicle was impounded on scene, and investigation is ongoing.

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