1 person with serious injuries after Glenn Highway crash near Peters Creek
One person is being treated for serious injuries after a crash involving multiple vehicles on the Glenn Highway near Peters Creek.
Officers with the Anchorage Police Department responded to the scene of the crash at 11:44 a.m. Monday, a release from the department said.
APD spokesperson Renee Oistad said at least three vehicles were involved in the crash. One vehicle went off the roadway, leaving one person with serious injuries, she said.
"Initial indications are that an adult male driver and sole occupant, who was driving a pickup truck, was in the inbound lanes when he left the roadway," an updated release from APD said. "He traveled approximately 200 yards before hitting a dirt embankment which caused the truck to launch into the air. The truck flew over the trees and then landed engine-first into the ground at the edge of the creek. The man was not wearing a seatbelt and suffered several injuries."
A medic helicopter responded and flew the man to the hospital.
According to the updated release, another driver on the highway saw the truck leave the roadway and began to slow down when they were rear-ended by another driver. Police say there were only minor injuries in that collision.
The left hand lane of the inbound Glenn Highway at South Peters Creek is open. The right hand lane has been closed since the crash. Police say traffic is being diverted onto the South Peters Creek exit while emergency responders work the scene.
This is a developing story. Check back for new information.
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