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Alaska resident suddenly killed on icy roads during car accident

Alaska is known for its natural beauty, but nature can quickly turn dangerous when it is mixed with human error. Indeed, negligence behind the wheel can prove risky even in mild conditions, but, when the erratic weather that Alaska can sometimes bring is mixed in, the seriousness of a situation can skyrocket. Unfortunately, this was made apparent recently after a woman was killed in a car accident.

A head-on collision between a pickup truck and a sports utility vehicle on September 23 killed the woman, officials say. The truck was traveling eastward when it crossed over the line on a particularly icy section of road and collided with an SUV that was traveling westward. The impact killed the driver of the SUV but did not injure the driver of the pickup truck.

It was reported that both drivers were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident and were alone in their vehicles. Police do not suspect alcohol as a possible cause. The investigation of the accident is still ongoing, and will soon show if there is any standing for criminal charges.

Once investigations are completed by the Alaska police and the victim of the car accident is identified, the family of the deceased may have the right to seek compensation. If compensation is awarded to the family, it could help pay for any expenses or bills that were left after the victim's death. Such expenses can often hinder a family from coping and moving on after such a loss has occurred.

Source: newsminer.com, Badger Road closed after vehicle accident; 1 dead, Sam Friedman, Sept. 23, 2013

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