2 kids hurt, 1 critically in Togiak ATV crash
An all-terrain vehicle’s rollover in the Southwest Alaska village of Togiak early Wednesday led to two young people being medevaced, one of whom is being treated in Seattle.
Word of the crash reached Alaska State Troopers in Dillingham just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to an online dispatch.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed a sole ATV occupied with two juvenile passengers was being operated on the main road near the airport by a third juvenile female,” troopers wrote. “The vehicle was traveling towards the airport when the driver lost control of the ATV causing it to roll onto its side.”
The ATV’s driver was initially taken to Dillingham, then flown on to Seattle with what troopers said were “critical injuries.” One of the passengers was flown to Anchorage for treatment, while the other was treated and released at the Togiak clinic.
Although troopers say alcohol isn’t believed to have been a factor in the crash, the dispatch noted that all three of the ATV’s occupants “were not wearing any protective gear.”
An investigation of the crash is ongoing.
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