ANCHORAGE -

A Dillingham man driving a flatbed tractor-trailer escaped the vehicle’s rollover crash near Aleknagik Tuesday afternoon with only minor injuries, after Alaska State Troopers say he was briefly entrapped inside.

In a Wednesday AST dispatch troopers say they were informed at about 3 p.m. of the wreck and the entrapped driver, 23-year-old Michael Ryan Bennett, near Mile 14 of Aleknagik Lake Road.

“(Bennett) was extricated from the vehicle by rescue personnel without incident and transported to Kanakanak Hospital,” troopers wrote. “No serious injuries were reported by Bennett and the transport was a medical precautionary measure.”

AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen says Bennett’s rig, which was hauling concrete mix and lumber, wrecked at a difficult point on the road.

“He was driving supplies to construction on a bridge there,” Ipsen said. “He was going around a 25-mph curve -- it’s a tight curve with a dip in it, and he went across the road and into the ditch on the other side of the road.”

Several agencies, including the Aleknagik and Dillingham volunteer fire departments as well as troopers and the state’s Commercial Vehicle Enforcement division, responded to the severely damaged and possibly totaled truck. The crash remains under investigation.