AP man injured in collision, faces charges

A head-on collision last week in Girdwood injured an Anchor Point man.

Girdwood Fire Department emergency medical technicians took Ralph E. Adams, 60, to Providence Hospital Anchorage, according to a press release issued by the Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers allege Adams was driving under the influence of alcohol when, while driving south on the Seward Highway in a Dodge pickup truck, he made a left turn into oncoming traffic and hit a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by Christopher Shilling, 36, of Seward. 

Shilling and two passengers in Adams’ truck were not injured, although the passengers were transported by the Girdwood Fire Department to the hospital.

Both drivers and the passengers wore seatbelts.

The trucks were totaled.

Adams has not yet been charged with DUI and the incident is still under investigation.

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