Woman injured in Denali Highway accident

Posted: Monday, June 16, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A woman was injured when she lost control of her car going too fast on gravel on the Denali Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.

Victoria Rigg, 54, of California was driving west Friday near the MacLaren River Lodge, when she lost control of her car and it went down a steep embankment before becoming airborn.

The car went more than 95 feet before coming to a stop in an empty Crater Lake. Rigg sustained a broken back. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Two Army National Guard helicopters were sent to the scene to help the victims. Two passengers in the car received minor injuries.

Troopers said Rigg will be issued a citation for going too fast for the road conditions.

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