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Alaska State Troopers have identified two Wasilla men driving the vehicles in a Knik-Goose Bay Road collision Wednesday afternoon, which sent them and a passenger to an area hospital with minor injuries.

In an AST dispatch on the crash released Wednesday evening, troopers say two vehicles were involved in the crash, which troopers responded to just after 1:30 p.m. at Mile 5 of Knik-Goose Bay Road. One was a Ford F-350 pickup truck with three passengers driven by 73-year-old Wilson Carpenter, with the other a Pontiac sedan driven by 37-year-old Christopher Woods.

“(Woods) was traveling east on (Knik-Goose Bay) Road behind Carpenter in his 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix, when he lost consciousness due to a medical condition and collided into the rear of Carpenter’s vehicle,” troopers wrote. “Both vehicles skidded off the road and into the ditch where they both overturned.”

Both drivers, as well as a passenger in Carpenter’s pickup, were taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. Both vehicles were totaled in the collision.

Everyone involved in the crash reported wearing seat belts, despite initial AST reports that the F-350 had only two occupants, both of whom had been ejected in the crash and weren’t believed to have been strapped in.

AST spokesperson Megan Peters verified Wednesday night that she had first been told the F-350’s occupants were ejected, but later discovered the driver and passenger had moved from the vehicle to the side of the road under their own strength.

According to the dispatch, Woods was cited for failing to exercise due care to avoid a collision.

Editor’s note: An initial account of the collision from responding troopers has been superseded by an AST dispatch released later Wednesday.