Anchorage man injured when SUV collides with semi

Tegan Hanlon

An Anchorage man was injured Tuesday morning when his sport-utility vehicle collided with a semi truck on the Glenn Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said William Schave, 55, was driving northbound on the Glenn Highway near the Knik River Bridge around 10 a.m.

He lost control of his 1992 Mitsubishi Montero, crossed the center median and entered the southbound lane. Schave’s SUV rolled several times before it crashed into a tractor trailer driven by 37-year-old James Portch that was towing a flatbed trailer, according to troopers.

Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said Schave was talking to first responders on scene, but the extent of his injuries were not known. Schave was transported to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. The SUV was totalled.

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