Icy roads have led to a number of accidents over the past week.
The most recent involved three vehicles near Kasilof yesterday afternoon. A little after 4:30pm, State Troopers responded to mile 116.5 of the Sterling Highway after a Toyota sedan rolled into a ditch. Central Emergency Services also responded, finding that 49-year-old Kelli Somers sustained minor injuries when her sedan came to a rest on its roof.
58-year-old Donald Breese of Anchor Point was approaching the accident in a Ford Ranger when he saw the accident. Breese slowed down and lost control of his vehicle, crossing the center line and colliding with a full size Chevy truck, driven by 25-year-old Brian Blossom of Soldotna.
All three vehicles were totaled. Blossom and Somers were taken to CPH for treatment of minor injuries. Breese was issued a citation for not taking due care to avoid a collision.
On Friday, two accidents were reported:
Just before 7pm Kenai Police responded to the Coffee Express stand near Marathon Road, which was reportedly hit by a vehicle. The vehicle left the scene, but Police investigation led to a summons to court for 62-year-old Curtis Calvert of Nikiski for Criminal Mischief int he 4th degree.
On the same day, Troopers responded to an accident on Poppy Road near K-Beach. Vehicles had been stopped at a traffic light and as they began to move, one of the vehicles slowed, but the driver behind, 26-year-old Wesley Zantow of Soldotna, was unable to stop due to icy conditions. The cars collided, with no injuries and only damage to Zantow’s vehicle. Zantow was issued a citation for basic speed.
On Thursday, at 5:30pm, a man was detected walking along the Sterling Highway. State Troopers contacted 53-year-old Terre Sam Jones of Soldotna, determining that he was creating a hazardous condition for motorists, due to the extremely poor road conditions.
Jones was impaired by alcohol and was arrested for disorderly conduct and taken to Wildwood with bail set at $250.