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Six hospitalized after stolen car runs red light and crashes into SUV, police say

Six people were hospitalized after a driver in a stolen vehicle, and being chased by police, ran a red light and crashed into another vehicle at 15th Avenue and C Street late Sunday, Anchorage police said.

At 11 p.m. Sunday, an Anchorage police officer on Fifth Avenue identified a 2005 silver Dodge car as stolen and tried to stop it, according to a statement from police spokesman Lt. Dave Parker. The driver wouldn't stop and headed south on C Street, Parker said.

At 15th Avenue, the driver of the Dodge ran a red light and collided with a Chevrolet Blazer that was eastbound on 15th, Parker said. The impact of the crash pushed the Blazer into a parking lot on its side, and the driver, Mylinda Forrester, 31, was partially ejected, Parker said.

Forrester was taken to the hospital in critical condition, Parker said.

The five occupants of the Dodge were all taken to the hospital, Parker said.

The driver was identified as Kevin Wright, 24, of Joplin, Mo., Parker said. He and a male passenger were taken to a hospital in critical condition, Parker said. Two other male passengers and a female passenger in the Dodge were also hospitalized with non-critical injuries, Parker said.

The incident is under investigation, Parker said.



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