Rural Alaska

Anchorage woman dies after car-moose collision on Richardson Highway

An Anchorage woman was found dead in a car early Thursday after a collision with a cow moose on the Richardson Highway near Delta Junction, troopers said.

Troopers first received word of the collision involving a 1997 Honda Civic, about 26 miles south of Delta Junction, just before 4 a.m. Thursday. According to a dispatch, three people were in the vehicle: Fairbanks driver Robert Testa, 56, and Anchorage passengers Michael Kiley, 55, and Connie Segevan, 50.

"The report indicated only minor injuries and that the driver would continue into Delta Junction," troopers wrote.

Medics met the Civic in Delta Junction.

"Kiley was found to have minor injuries and Connie was deceased," troopers wrote.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters said Kiley was in the car's front passenger seat, while Segevan was lying on the back seat. Testa and Kiley were wearing seat belts; there was no word on whether Segevan had been using hers.

It wasn't clear Friday whether Segevan's death had any connection with the collision. Peters said her body will undergo an autopsy in Anchorage.

"The (state medical examiner) will have to take a look at it," Peters said.

Chris Klint

Chris Klint is a former ADN reporter who covered breaking news.