One individual died and one other was significantly injured when an ambulance and a automotive collided on Knik-Goose Bay Street in Wasilla on Thursday afternoon, officers stated.
The crash occurred round 1:forty five p.m. at Mile 5 of the street, close to the Three Bears grocery retailer, in line with Otto Feather, director of Matanuska-Susitna Borough Emergency Providers.
Feather stated the borough ambulance was transporting a affected person to the hospital on the time. It was operating a “code yellow,” he stated, which means it didn’t have its sirens on or lights flashing, and it was touring at “regular speeds.”
He described the opposite car concerned as a “small SUV.” It was carrying two individuals, one who died within the crash and the opposite who was in “important situation” and flown from the scene to the hospital, he stated.
The ambulance carried two medics, an intern, a affected person and a member of the family of the affected person, Feather stated. He stated the medics have been “banged up slightly bit,” however nobody within the ambulance was critically injured within the crash.
Feather stated he couldn’t touch upon what elements led to the crash. State troopers are investigating that, he stated.
Megan Peters, troopers spokeswoman, didn’t have info on the reason for the crash Thursday afternoon. She stated the investigation was ongoing.
The crash closed the Knik-Goose Bay Street close to Mile 5, Peters stated. Troopers have been diverting visitors to close by streets.
“As quickly as we will, we’ll open the street however we have to maintain the individuals on scene and the investigation, too,” she stated.