A Wasilla man led Alaska State Troopers on a high-speed pursuit out of downtown Wasilla late Monday that ended when the man lost control of his pickup and was seriously injured, troopers said.
A trooper tried to pull over 36-year-old Jeremiah Coley near Bogard Road and Main Street just before 11 p.m. Monday after Coley's blue Dodge pickup "was observed to commit multiple moving violations," according to a troopers dispatch Tuesday morning.
Coley didn't stop but instead took off down Bogard, reaching speeds of 95 mph, troopers said. He lost control of the pickup on Bogard after passing the intersection with Seward Meridian Parkway. The pickup hit a ditch and rolled several times.
Coley was unresponsive when troopers got to him and "had to be removed from the vehicle due to the vehicle potentially catching on fire," the dispatch said. Medics responded and Coley was transported by LifeMed Alaska helicopter to Anchorage for treatment. An investigation continues; alcohol appears to have factored into the incident, troopers said.
By ZAZ HOLLANDER