Alaska News

2 drivers killed, passenger hurt in Kenai collision

Two people died in a head-on collision Saturday afternoon on Kalifornsky Beach Road in Kenai, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Theodore Knutson, 34, of Kenai was driving a Chevrolet HHR southbound when his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic and hit a GMC Yukon driven by Albert Brunner, 63, of Soldotna.

Troopers responded to the crash, near the intersection of Kalifornsky Beach Road and Diamond M Ranch Road, around 3 p.m.

Knutson and Brunner were pronounced dead on scene. A passenger in the Yukon was hospitalized with serious injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said those in both vehicles were wearing seat belts.

An investigation is continuing, troopers said.

Tegan Hanlon

Tegan Hanlon was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News between 2013 and 2019. She now reports for Alaska Public Media.