4 injured in crash that closed stretch of Sterling Highway

Anchorage Daily News / adn.comAugust 16, 2013 

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An accident involving a car and an RV closed the Sterling Highway Friday afternoon August, 16, 2013 for a period. The accident occurred near Mile 153 of the highway, about three miles north of Anchor Point.

PHOTO COURTESY ZACHARY BROWN

Four people were hospitalized after a wreck involving an RV and a car briefly closed the Sterling Highway in both directions Friday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said.

The crash occurred near Mile 153, about three miles north of Anchor Point, troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said. One lane of traffic had reopened by 3:30 p.m. but traffic was expected to be hindered for "several hours."

Ipsen said calls about the accident started coming in around 2:15 p.m. She said a silver Toyota Corolla, driven by Kelly Hicks, 51, of Utah, was traveling northbound when it crossed the center line. The Corolla side-swiped a 2007 Coachman motorhome driven by a 55-year-old Michigan man.

The driver sides of both vehicles were torn open, Ispen said.

Hicks was transported to South Peninsula Hospital in Homer where he was treated for possible life-threatening injuries. The RV driver, as well as one passenger in each vehicle, were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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