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Nikiski man injured in rollover

Posted: January 30, 2014 - 9:56pm

A Nikiski man involved in a single vehicle accident Wednesday night is recovering at Providence Medical Center in Anchorage where he is being treated for serious injuries, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Christopher Overhuls, 30, was driving a maroon 2000 Ford Mustang at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crashed through a fence near the Agrium plant at the 21-mile mark of the Kenai Spur Highway just before 10 p.m., according to troopers.

An eyewitness called 911 and within minutes Troopers and Nikiski Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene. According to the troopers report, Overhuls’ vehicle rolled over several times, indicating he was traveling at a high rate of speed. The speed limit posted is 55 mph.

Overhuls was flown by Life Med helicopter to Providence for treatment.

Overhuls was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Trooper spokesperson Megan Peters said alcohol is suspected as a factor in the accident, but the investigation is ongoing. The Bureau of Highway Patrol took over case responsibility.

— Staff report

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