- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 30-year-old Seward man was critically injured Tuesday night when his sport utility vehicle crashed into the back of a semi-trailer on the Seward Highway.

Alaska State Troopers say a 5-year-old passenger in the SUV also was injured in the crash near Mile 53.

Troopers took a call on the crash just after 7:30 p.m.

The SUV was driving south when it rammed into the rear of the southbound semi hauling double trailers.

Johnson and the child were flown by LifeMed Alaska helicopter to an Anchorage hospital.

The driver of the semi, 54-year-old Richard Strahle of Anchorage, was not injured.

Troopers closed the highway until 9 p.m., when one lane was opened.

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