Two vehicles involved in a head-on collision sit on the Kenai Spur Highway north of the South Miller Loop Road intersection on Saturday, August 29 in Nikiski.

Two vehicles involved in a head-on collision sit on the Kenai Spur Highway north of the South Miller Loop Road intersection on Saturday, August 29 in Nikiski.

Troopers identify drivers in fatal Nikiski accident

Editor’s note: Updates will be added to this story as more information becomes available.

One person is dead and another injured after a two-vehicle head-on collision on Saturday on the Kenai Spur Highway.

Dawn Marie Mysing, 52, was driving a black 2010 Lincoln Navigator when it struck a maroon 2006 Ford pickup being driven by Ronald King Ayhens, 70, according to an Alaska State Troopers report. Both drivers were injured, but Mysing died at the scene, near mile 19 of the highway. Ayhens was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, according to the trooper report.

Both drivers were wearing their seat belts and both vehicles are expected to be totalled according to the trooper report.

When the accident occurred at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the Nikiski Fire Department and troopers responded, closed the highway and routed traffic around Miller Loop Road. The highway has since been reopened.

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