Crash with Semi Injures SUV Driver

An Anchorage man was injured when his sport utility collided with a semi on the Glenn Highway near the Knik River Bridge.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- An Anchorage man was injured when his sport utility collided with a semi on the Glenn Highway near the Knik River Bridge.

 

Alaska State Troopers say 55-year-old William Schave was driving north just before 10 a.m. Tuesday and lost control of the SUV.

 

The vehicle crossed the median, hit a pavement barrier in the southbound lane and rolled into a semi towing two flatbed trailers.

 

Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the truck driver, 37-year-old James Portch took evasive measures but couldn't avoid the crash. He was not injured.

 

The SUV rolled several times and hit the big truck behind the driver's door.

 

Ipsen says Schave was able to speak to emergency responders.

 

Troopers closed a lane of the southbound Glenn Highway for more than an hour.