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Sterling Highway accident kills 1, injures others

An accident on Alaska's Sterling Highway has taken one life and left others with notable injuries. According to the Alaska State troopers who responded to the scene, five people were injured in the wreck, which was a head-on crash.

Reports regarding the accident came out on Monday, July 8. It happened near mile marker 142. One vehicle was a pickup truck and the other was a Subaru.

The young man who died -- he was just 18 years old -- was driving the Subaru. It is unclear if he was alone at the time or not, but no other injuries or deaths were reported in his car.

However, the pickup had at least five people in it, and they were all hurt. One had injuries that were bad enough that LifeMed took them to Anchorage to get care at Providence Hospital. The other four were also taken to a medical center, but they went via ground ambulance.

The driver of the pickup truck was 39 years old. The troopers are still investigating the crash, and they have not revealed the cause at this time. They did say that they spoke to the young man's next of kin to notify them that he had passed away in the accident.

Have you lost a loved one in a car crash, or have you suffered serious and unexpected injuries yourself? If so, you may want to know what rights you have to financial compensation. It may not replace what you have lost if a loved one was taken from you, but it can help reduce the financial stress at such a difficult time.

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