UPDATE: Victim identified in fatal KGB Road collision

Alaska authorities investigate a two-vehicle collision, involving an ambulance, along KGB Road. (Photo by Sean Maguire / KTUU)

WASILLA, Alaska (KTUU) - This story has been updated with the identity of the crash victim.

A collision involving an en-route ambulance and a privately owned vehicle left at least one dead and several others injured, along Knik-Goose Bay Road.

The two-vehicle collision was reported at 1:50 p.m. Thursday, at Mile 5 of the road, according to Mat-Su Department of Emergency Services Director Otto Feather.

According to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch report, a privately owned SUV was traveling along the outbound lane, when it lost control on the icy road. As a result, the vehicle crossed into the opposing lane of traffic, and was struck on its passenger side by the inbound ambulance. Upon AST's arrival, the SUV's front seat passenger was determined to be deceased.

"We have one known fatality from the privately owned vehicle," reported Feather.

This victim was later identified as 38-year-old Donny Inman, of Wasilla, according to AST.

Feather added that the collision left another person – the driver from within the privately owned vehicle – in critical condition.

Others, from within the ambulance, suffered minor injuries, said Feather. He confirmed that the involved-ambulance was in the midst of transporting a patient to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. In addition, AST confirmed that the ambulance's patient did not sustain injuries from the collision.

Several vehicle ambulances and a LifeMed air ambulance were called to the scene of the crash. Feather said all injured people were in transit to the hospital.

According to Megan Peters, information officer with AST, area traffic was being diverted around Clapp Street.

"It will be shut down, as long as it needs to be closed," reported Peters, as emergency responders were still on scene.

Later that evening, Knik-Goose Bay Road opened to regular traffic flow by approximately 5:55 p.m.



 
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