12/07/11 - 12:52pm
The Sterling Highway was closed briefly Saturday evening due to weather-related incidents.
A series of incidents, all attributed to icy road conditions, caused traffic to slow and stop near Kasilof.
A trooper was assisting a disabled motorist near Mile 104 of the Sterling Highway at about 5:20 p.m. when his patrol vehicle was struck by an approaching mini-van driven by Mary Berger, 60, of Ninilchik. The icy road conditions were considered a factor in the crash, said Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen.