Driver dies after hitting power pole

Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2008

NIKISKI - A 25-year-old man died after his vehicle went off the road and hit a live power pole Monday evening.

Authorities in Soldotna received an emergency call about a vehicle that went off the road at about mile 26 of the Kenai Spur Highway.

The Nikiski Fire Department responded to the scene.

Les Rappe was the only person in the vehicle. He was taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna where he was pronounced dead.





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