Troopers say Denver Hammons, 65, was ejected from his vehicle while driving between Anchor Point and Ninilchik Wednesday.
ANCHORAGE – A 65-year-old Ninilchik man is dead following a rollover accident near mile 142 of the Sterling Highway Wednesday, Alaska State Troopers said.
Troopers said they received a 911 call just before 1:30 p.m. Christmas Day, and responders from Ninilchik Emergency Services found the driver – identified as Denver Hammons – unconscious outside his vehicle. He wasn’t breathing.
According to trooper dispatch, efforts to revive Hammons were unsuccessful and he was declared deceased.
Investigation into the incident revealed Hammons was driving northbound in a 1996 Nissan Pathfinder when he crossed over the center line to the southbound shoulder, overcorrected and skidded back to the northbound lane. He overcorrected again, troopers said, crossed back into the southbound lane and overturned in a ditch.
Law enforcement officers don’t believe alcohol was a factor in the crash: They said Hammons was not wearing a seat belt.