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Oregon woman killed in Seward Highway collision

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: October 13
  • Published October 13

An Oregon woman was killed and three other people were injured Saturday in a head-on collision on the Seward Highway near Turnagain Pass, Alaska State Troopers said.

Wendy Cox, 39, was declared dead on the scene, troopers said.

Troopers described highway conditions at the time as icy and slick. They responded around 8 a.m. Saturday. The collision happened at mile 66, troopers said.

Troopers said Cox was driving a Honda Pilot northbound when a southbound Toyota Camry “failed to negotiate a curve, crossed the centerline, and stuck the Honda Pilot head-on,” troopers said in an online report.

The Toyota driver, Molly Burgstahler, 26, was airlifted to an Anchorage hospital, and two passengers in that vehicle were taken to Anchorage by ground ambulance, troopers reported.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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