Traffic crash leaves several injured

    Hope, Alaska (KINY) Thanksgiving is the deadliest travel weekend of the year in the United States.

    Law enforcement predicted as many as 400 lives could be lost in traffic crashes across the United States this weekend.

    In Alaska, five people were seriously injured Wednesday after a two vehicle collision at mile marker 74.5 of the Seward Highway.

    A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers said Randahl Sadler, 67 of Kenai lost control of a 2007 Dodge pickup while south bound, fish tailed into the oncoming lane and struck a guardrail and a north bound 2000 Nissan Altima driven by Todd McCabe, 22 of Anchorage. 

    Troopers reported that both drivers were trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated by emergency personnel.  Three passengers were transported by ambulance and one by Life Med helicopter to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage for treatment.

    Mr. Sadler was cited for failure to exercise due care to avoid a collision.


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