Update 12:30 p.m.:
Five people have been transported to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna after an accident left two cars flipped on the Kenai Spur Highway, blocking traffic around noon.
A Kenaitze Indian Tribe transport van carrying two people collided with a red SUV on the highway just past the intersection with Beaver Loop Road, near the entrance of Beaver Creek Park. The preliminary investigation seems to show that the red van crossed the center line, colliding with the transport van, said Kenai Police Sgt. Scott McBride.
Kenai Police, Kenai Fire, Nikiski Fire and Central Emergency Services responded around 11:25 a.m. Traffic was diverted at Beaver Loop Road on one side of the accident, while traffic was stopped at the other end. First responders from Kenai Fire worked to free the driver and passenger from the Kenaitze van, which was flipped upside down and propped against the guardrail, obstructing the westbound lane, with the Jaws of Life. About 100 feet further down the roadway toward Soldotna, responders freed the three passengers from the red vehicle and they were transported to Central Peninsula Hospital. The two passengers from the Kenaitze van were also transported to the hospital. No one was killed, McBride said.
The tow trucks arrived to transport the two vehicles from the scene around 12:07 p.m.
Central Emergency Services, and the Nikiski Fire, Kenai Police and Kenai Fire departments are responding to a wreck involving multiple vehicles at the intersection of the Kenai Spur Highway and Beaver Loop Road. One of the vehicles appears to have been flipped upside down. Responders are trying to pry one of the vehicles open. One person has been removed from a vehicle, and at least three are being transported. Traffic is currently blocked in both directions.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.