By Mike Ross
Channel 2 News
7:59 PM AKST, January 31, 2013
Update (Feb. 1): A Seward resident was killed in a crash near mile 105 on Thursday evening, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers said 44-year-old Douglas Fletcher was pronounced dead on the scene in a two-car collision near Indian on the Seward Highway.
24-year-old Maria Kobzeva, of Seward, was driving southbound on the highway in a Subaru station wagon and began to pass another vehicle and Fletcher was her passenger.
Kobzeva struck a Mercedes sedan heading north, according to troopers.
69-year-old Per Bjorn-Roli and 61-year-old Maria Bjorn-Roli, both from Anchorage, were identified as the driver and passenger inside the sedan. They were transported to Anchorage, along with Kobzeva, and all three were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers said the investigation remains ongoing Friday morning.
Original (Jan. 31): A two-car crash on the Seward Highway near Indian Thursday evening killed one person and injured three others, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Spokesperson Megan Peters said the wreck happened near milepost 105 at about 7:22 p.m.
The road is currently closed in both directions and traffic on the Seward Highway will be affected for appoximately five hours while troopers investigate.
Peters said the initial investigation shows that a Subaru was southbound on the Seward Hwy and began to pass another southbound vehicle.
The Subaru struck a northbound Mercedes sedan which was occupied with two adults. The collision occurred in the northbound lane.
A passenger in the Subaru was pronounced dead on scene.
Three adults were transported to Anchorage by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries.
Troopers are asking motorists to avoid that section of the Seward Highway.
Editor's Note: KTUU's Neil Torquiano contributed to the Friday update of this story.
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