At least one person was severely injured Saturday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash amid heavy traffic on the Sterling Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.

The crash at Mile 47.5 of the Sterling, near Cooper Landing, was first reported to troopers at about 3:15 p.m. according to troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters. A LifeMed air ambulance landed near the crash side to medevac one person from the collision.

“It was two trucks and one motorhome,” Peters said. “The person who was airlifted was out of a truck.”

It wasn’t clear how many other people in the crash, if any, were injured.

The highway was never closed by the crash, Peters said, but troopers had been forced to allow only intermittent traffic in each direction.

Traffic backs up after a Saturday, July 21, 2018 injury collision near Mile 47.5 of the Sterling Highway. (Credit: Scott Gross/KTVA)

As a sunny weekend gets people onto the road for dipnetting and other events across the Kenai Peninsula, Peters urged drivers to be careful Saturday night and Sunday.

“It's super-crowded with all of the things going on on the road,” Peters said.

Scott Gross contributed information to this story.

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