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Two People Injured in Single-Vehicle Glenn Highway Crash

Published On: Jun 03 2014 07:31:16 PM AKDT   Updated On: Jun 03 2014 07:32:34 PM AKDT

Alaska State Troopers say two people were injured in a single-vehicle crash on the Glenn Highway about 70 miles southwest of Glennallen Tuesday afternoon, with one of them in critical condition.

According to AST spokesperson Megan Peters troopers were informed that a vehicle, later identified as a Subaru Legacy sedan, had left the highway at Mile 116 of the highway. A trooper responded to the scene from AST’s Glennallen post.

“It was reported to us at about a quarter after 4 (p.m.),” Peters said. “Our trooper didn’t get on scene until about an hour later.”

Initial reports indicated that both of the injured occupants were ejected in the crash, but Peters says that hasn’t been confirmed by troopers.

“The wreck itself, it sounds like, wasn’t actually witnessed -- somebody called it in,” Peters said. “From what we’re told one person’s critical, although we don’t know the severity of the injuries.”

Peters says one of the injured people was taken from the scene by an ambulance, while one was flown to an area hospital. She says there aren’t any indications of road closures on the Glenn as of Tuesday evening.