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Multiple vehicle accident closes highway briefly Saturday

by Sue Deyoe ~ July 6th, 2011

Troopers  and area EMS teams responded to numerous accidents over the holiday weekend.

On Saturday evening, troopers and upper valley EMS responded to a motor vehicle collison at milepost 118 of the Parks Highway.

A motorbike driven by a 14 year old boy from Caldwell, Idaho drove from the edge of the road into the pathway of a vehicle driven by 45 year old Nancy Berube of Anchorage.  She had 2 occupants in the vehicle.  Berube swerved to avoid the motorbike.  The bike struck the vehicle and at the same time the vehicle struck a northbound vehicle in the opposite lane.  That vehicle was driven by Jill Klein of Anchorage.  Klein had 2 occupants in her vehicle, one being a 3 year old child.    All people in vehicles were wearing seatbelts.  Everyone was injured in the accident, except for the 3 year old, who was securely fastened in a safety seat.    The 14 year motorbike operator was flown by helicopter to Mat Su Regional, the others were transported via ambulance to Mat Su Regional.

The highway was closed for a little less than an hour while victims of the accident were treated and prepared for transportation.

Alcohol was not a factor in the accident.  The investigation in the accident is continuing.

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