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Coffman Cove Man Flown to Out of State for Treatment Following Collision

Published On: Aug 16 2014 04:32:11 PM AKDT

An ATV collision sent a Coffman Cove man to Seattle for treatment of his injuries, say Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers were alerted to the incident early Saturday at 12:24 a.m. and found 59-year-old Doug Wilhite at the scene with serious injuries.

An initial investigation revealed Wilhite was injured after losing control of his ATV on a roadway and striking an embankment. Wilhite was not wearing a helmet at the time, and was transported to a Seattle-area hospital with serious injuries.

Next of kin have been notified of the incident.