Troopers say a road-rage incident that began just off the Parks Highway Saturday evening ended with two people being taken to the hospital.

Authorities were called to a crash near Mile 50.5 of the Parks Highway just after 6 p.m, according to an online Alaska State Troopers dispatch.

Investigators say 25-year-old Jeremiah Desilva, of Big Lake, got into a verbal altercation with the driver of a Ford Ranger. Desilva, driving a 1993 Dodge Dakota, then rammed the Ford several times on the Parks Highway.

“The Dakota eventually rammed into the quarter panel of the Ford Ranger, which caused the Ranger to yaw, enter into a broadside skid, and roll after leaving the roadway,” AST says.

Troopers say Desilva fled the scene but was quickly located and taken into custody. He was arrested for two counts of third-degree assault, among other charges. Troopers say drugs and alcohol played a factor in the collision.

Both occupants in the Ford were taken to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.


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