Story last updated at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, December 26, 2002

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting of logbooks and press releases.

Dec. 17

Troopers at 5:27 p.m. went to a vehicle collision near Mile 81.5 Sterling Highway. They allege a 50-year-old Homer woman driving a 1996 Infiniti south crossed into the other lane and was hit by a 50-year-old Soldotna man driving a 1994 Chevrolet pickup. Both drivers wore seat belts and airbags were deployed. EMTs transported the man to Central Peninsula General Hospital for treatment of minor injuries. They took the woman to the hospital and she was medevaced to Providence Medical Center in Anchorage for injuries. The accident totaled the Infiniti and caused $4,000 in damages to the truck.

Dec. 19

Troopers at 10:15 a.m. went to a vehicle accident near Mile 104.5 Seward Highway. They allege a 51-year-old Ninilchik man driving north in a 2001 Dodge Dakota lost control on black ice, skidded into a ditch and hit the side of a mountain. All occupants wore seat belts and did not suffer injuries, but the vehicle was damaged extensively.

Dec. 20

Troopers at 3:07 p.m. received a 911 call from a person at a Voznesenka home. They allege a 49-year-old man assaulted his wife by placing her in fear of injury and that he took the phone away from her when she called 911. Troopers arrested him for fourth-degree assault and interfering with a report of domestic violence.

Dec. 21

Troopers at 7:56 a.m. went to Mile 128.5 Sterling Highway for a vehicle-moose collision. A 40-year-old Homer man driving north in a 1998 Dodge van hit a moose. All occupants wore seat belts and did not suffer injuries, but the collision killed the moose and caused $1,500 in damage to the van. A local charity salvaged the moose meat.

Dec. 22

Troopers at 12:58 p.m. went to a vehicle collision at Mile 50 Sterling Highway near Cooper Landing. They allege a 38-year-old Anchorage man driving north in a 2001 Ford pickup hit heavy slush and drifted into the other lane, sideswiping a 1994 Ford van. The van then struck a guardrail. No one was injured.