Healy woman killed in hit-and-run accident


by Your Alaska Link News Team

A 56-year-old Healy woman has been killed in what authorities say is an apparent hit-and-run accident.

Reports say the body of Gitte Stryhn was found Thursday morning off the Healy Spur Road in Healy, which is about 10 miles north of the entrance to Denali National Park and Preserve.

Alaska State Troopers suspect she was hit about 5 a.m. as she rode her bike to work as a tour bus driver to the Kantishna Roadhouse. Her body was found about a block from her work place.

Troopers were interviewing a suspect Thursday afternoon.

Stryhn was originally from Denmark. Friends say she worked the last six summers driving tourists to the roadhouse 92 miles inside Denali National Park.