Ninilchik man dies in Christmas rollover near Anchor Point

bbrasch@adn.comDecember 26, 2013 

A Ninilchik man died Christmas afternoon after he lost control of his SUV and was ejected into a ditch near Anchor Point, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Denver Hammons, 65, was found at Mile 142 of the Sterling Highway outside his 1995 Nissan Pathfinder unconscious and not breathing just after 1:30 p.m., according to a troopers statement.

Hammons was driving north on the highway when he lost control and crossed over to the southbound shoulder, according to troopers.

He overcorrected and skidded back into the northbound lane, then the southbound lane again before the SUV flipped into the ditch on the southbound side.

Trooper said Hammons wasn't wearing a seat belt and nobody else was in the vehicle. They don't believe alcohol was a factor.

Reach Benjamin Brasch at bbrasch@adn.com or 257-4349. Twitter: twitter.com/ben_brasch

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