Vehicle crashes into snow off Mitkof Highway


Photo courtesy of Dave Berg

First responders get the Stokes basket in position to recover the occupant at the scene of the crash.

A car crashed off an embankment near 210 Mitkof Highway at around 5:50 p.m. on Monday, according to Assistant Fire Chief Dave Berg.

The lone occupant in the vehicle, a woman in her 70s, was uninjured in the crash but was taken to the Petersburg Medical Center for observation.

According to Berg, the woman lost control on a straight stretch of road while driving her SUV northbound on Mitkof Highway.

The car went off the road onto a snow-covered embankment, which gradually sloped down about 15 feet, and came to a stop at the bottom of it.

The Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department responded with...

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