A drunk driver was involved in a head-on Seward Highway collision near Girdwood Tuesday night that left three people injured, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A Wednesday AST dispatch says troopers responded just before 8:50 p.m. to the crash, at the Seward’s intersection with the Alyeska Highway.
“Investigation revealed a 2002 Chevy pickup driven northbound by Christopher Shilling, age 36 of Seward, was hit head on by a Dodge pickup traveling southbound (by) Ralph Edward Adams, age 60 of Anchor Point,” troopers wrote. “Both vehicles were totaled.”
AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen says the Girdwood Fire Department took Adams as well as two Anchor Point passengers from his vehicle -- 30-year-old Grant Glanville and 21-year-old Krista Ketchersid -- to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage for treatment.
Troopers say Adams was intoxicated when the crash occurred, and plan to forward DUI charges against him to the district attorney’s office since he hasn’t been released from the hospital.
The crash remains under investigation.
Editor's note: The spelling of Grant Glanville's last name has been corrected from an initial version released by Alaska State Troopers.
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