Alaska News

2 Kasilof residents dead after Sterling Highway collision

Two people died Thursday afternoon after a three-vehicle collision on the Sterling Highway in Kasilof, Alaska State Troopers said.

The driver of a northbound Toyota sedan slowed for an active school zone near Mile 110 of the Sterling Highway around 3:40 p.m. and was struck from behind by a Ford pickup, troopers said. The sedan went out of control and was struck by a southbound Dodge van, according to troopers

The driver of the sedan, Dino Leite, 56 of Kasilof, died at the scene and sedan passenger 26-year-old Chase Logan, also of Kasilof, died on the way to a hospital, troopers said. Logan was the only passenger, according to troopers.

A passenger in the van was seriously injured and the driver suffered minor injuries, troopers said. Both were brought to a hospital, troopers said. The driver of the truck was not injured and no one else was in the vehicle, spokesman Austin McDaniel said.

The highway was closed in both directions for 90 minutes while troopers documented the scene and cleared the road. Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and no citations or arrests had been made by Friday morning.