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Anchorage police say crash victim was drunk, driving in wrong lane in March crash


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Authorities say a woman killed in a head-on collision last spring was drunk and driving in the wrong lane of the Seward Highway.

Anchorage police on Tuesday said charges will not be filed in the March 18 accident that killed 29-year-old Salafai Carol Iosefa of Whittier.

She was driving a passenger car southbound in the northbound lane when it hit a fuel tanker head-on near Potter Marsh. The driver of the tanker, 61-year-old Ronald Guettinger of Fairbanks, attempted to avoid the crash, which was captured by a video system on his truck.

Police say chemical testing showed Guettinger was sober, but Iosefa had more than twice the legal limit of alcohol in her system.

According to police, the district attorney's office declined to bring charges against Guettinger.

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