ANCHORAGE -

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.