Dump truck driver medevaced after Wasilla collision
Two drivers were injured Tuesday night after Alaska State Troopers say a car and a dump truck collided in Wasilla.
According to a trooper dispatch, the wreck at Hollywood and Vine roads was reported at about 5:35 p.m. Tuesday, with one person reportedly trapped under the dump truck.
“Preliminary investigation has revealed the driver of the passenger car pulled in front of a northbound dump truck,” troopers wrote in the dispatch Tuesday.
Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain said Wednesday morning that injuries to both drivers were still being evaluated.
He said the driver of the dump truck attempted to stop and collided with the car, causing both vehicles to spin. The dump truck rolled over on its side, DeSpain said, causing the driver to be entrapped and partially ejected. The driver was extricated by emergency personnel and flown by air ambulance to an Anchorage hospital for care.
The car's driver was also taken by ambulance to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.
AST is still investigating the cause of crash.
Correction: An earlier version of this story stated it was the car driver that was entrapped and medevaced. It also stated the severity of the injuries, but according to troopers Wednesday morning those were still being evaluated.
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