Along with construction work, travelers on the Glenn Highway were delayed by a motor vehicle collision near Soapstone road.
According to Alaska State Troopers, the collision occurred between a 2007 Ford F-150 and a 1998 Ford Ranger at 4:40 p.m. The Ford F-150 collided with the Ranger, driven by 23-year-old Layla Guhl, causing it to flip several times.
An investigation revealed the driver of the F-150, 62-year-old John Luster of New Mexico, was attempting to make a u-turn in the south bound lanes when the two vehicles collided. Luster was reportedly driving on the shoulder of the highway before the collision in order to allow faster vehicles to pass him.
The highway was shut down for an estimated 45 minutes while emergency personnel worked to extricate Dawn Leonard, a passenger in the Ranger, from the vehicle. Both Leonard and Guhl were transported to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment. Both women reported wearing seatbelts.
Luster was cited by troopers for driver to exercise due care to avoid a collision, and released.