Two injury accidents on Parks Highway this afternoon

There were two injury accidents on the Parks Highway this afternoon.

A head on collision near Denali Village reportedly caused serious injuries to at least one person.

In the other crash, a semi-truck rear-ended a Princess Tours bus at a railroad crossing. The bus was driven by 21 year old John Snyder of Trapper Creek.

The Lynden Transport semi, driven by 39 year old Jason Avila of Wasilla, was pulling a cargo trailer full of batteries.

Avila was flown to a hospital for what were believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

There were 44 passengers on the bus, and about a dozen of them were treated for minor injuries.

The Department of Environmental Conservation responded to deal with the 200 to 300 gallons of fuel that spilled on the road and into a creek.

The Sullivan for Senate R-V was one of the first vehicles to come upon the accident.

Dan Sullivan and retired Colonel Otto Feather, a Sullivan campaign employee, notified Mat-Su Valley Emergency Services, and helped get the passengers off the bus.

In addition, Colonel Feather directed the landing of the first responders’ helicopter on the Highway.