6 injured in van rollover

Six people were injured in a single-vehicle accident Monday morning near Clam Gulch.

The driver of a van carrying eight people attempted to pass another vehicle on a straightaway before losing control of the van and crashing it, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch.

Troopers responded to the accident at mile 120 of the Sterling Highway around 8:46 a.m.

One passenger with critical injuries was taken to a hospital via LifeMed, while another five were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital by Central Emergency Services and Ninilchik Emergency Medical Services ambulances.

Alaska State Troopers Public Information Officer Megan Peters said in an email she did not know the extent of the patients’ injuries. Neither did CES Captain Reed Quinton, who said CES personnel were called out to the scene of the accident around 8:50 a.m.

“When we got there … our first responders reported that there were still multiple people in the vehicle,” Quinton said. “We extricated those two individuals, then the critical patient was transported via LifeMed.”

The other injured passengers were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital, Quinton said.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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