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Homer woman dies in Kenai Peninsula car crash

December 20, 2011 GMT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 94-year-old Homer woman has died in a crash on an icy road on the Kenai Peninsula. Another person was injured.

Troopers say Agafia (Ag-AH’-fia) Polushkin (Pole-OOSH’-kin) died at the scene of the Sunday crash in the Russian settlement of Voznesenka (Voz-neh-SENK’-ah).

According to troopers, a pickup driven by 23-year-old Peter Basargin (Bah-SAR’-jin) of Homer was heading west on East End Road when the vehicle lost traction on ice and slid downhill, striking the front of a car driven by 45-year-old Cornily Reutov (ROO’-tov) of Homer. Both vehicles slid downhill and landed in a ditch.

Troopers say Polushkin was a passenger in the car and was not wearing a seat belt.

Troopers say another person in the car was treated at a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.