Trooper Report

Aug. 30

Alaska State Troopers at 8 a.m. went to a Homer home for a death investigation. A 69-year-old Homer man was found dead at his home. Next of kin were present and troopers determined there was no foul play. The body was released to a funeral home.

Sept. 1

Troopers at 2:33 p.m. received a report that a natural gas line burst near Mile 136 Sterling Highway in Ninilchik. Ninilchik Emergency Services and troopers responded and evacuated a nearby school and businesses and closed the highway. Emergency services located the ruptured line and sealed it off pending repair by Enstar Natural Gas. The evacuation and road closure was lifted at 2:56 p.m. No damage or injuries were reported.

Troopers at 4:49 p.m. went to a single-car rollover near Mile 6.5 East End Road. Troopers said a 20-year-old woman driving west in a 1996 Chevrolet hatchback crossed the centerline, overcorrected and rolled on its side in the west-bound ditch. Kachemak Emergency Services EMTs responded and took the woman to South Peninsula Hospital for minor injuries. She wore her seat belt and was later released from the hospital.

Sept. 3

Troopers at 3:52 p.m. went to a two-car crash near Mile 149 Sterling Highway in Anchor Point. Troopers said an 18-year-old Homer woman driving south in a Ford Focus was unable to stop and hit a trailer in the rear being pulled by a vehicle driven by a 55-year-old Kasilof man. Troopers cited the woman for driving too fast for the conditions and speeding. Both drivers wore seat belts.