The couple involved in the fatal collision Sunday afternoon has been identified by Alaska State Troopers.
Charles Gillick, 78, of Soldotna, was driving southbound on the Seward Highway with passenger Mary Gillick, 76, of Soldotna. Charles was driving a beige 2004 Ford F-150 when he drifted off the road and struck an embankment near mile 39. The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the front end.
Troopers from Girdwood, Cooper Landing, and the Girdwood Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to the scene along with Moose Pass Fire and Emergency Medical Services resources and LifeMed helicopters.
Mary Gillick was pronounced dead while en route to a local area hospital. Charles Gillick was transported to a local area hospital for life-threatening injuries.
Contact Jessica Ridgway