ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A Wasilla man was injured in a single-vehicle rollover early Monday morning that briefly left him trapped in his burning vehicle, according to Alaska State Troopers.
A Monday AST dispatch says troopers and Central Mat-Su Fire Department crews responded just after midnight to the intersection of Acorn Street and Shenandoah Drive, where a 2006 Saturn Vue was on fire and lying on its side.
The flames were extinguished and the driver, 65-year-old William R. Rogers, was taken to Mat-Su Regional Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Troopers say Rogers was headed south at a high rate of speed on Acorn when his Saturn left the roadway on a curve near Shenandoah, starting to slide into a ditch before hitting a raised driveway that caused it to flip.
An investigation into the incident is continuing, but troopers say speed and alcohol were both contributing factors to the crash.