Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - A teenager is uninjured after a single-vehicle rollover accident in Ketchikan last week.
According to a Trooper dispatch, on Friday at about 3 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers and South Tongass Fire Department responded to a single-vehicle rollover near mile 3 of the South Tongass Highway.
Investigation revealed that Rileigh Ballesteros, age 17 of Ketchikan, was operating a 2003 Chevy Tracker heading southbound on South Tongass Highway. She moved over as a precaution to go around a vehicle parked off the roadway with its hazard lights on.
An oncoming vehicle was observed on a curve and Ballesteros abruptly moved back into her lane. Due to heavy ongoing rain, the vehicle hydroplaned and slid off the roadway and down an embankment.
The vehicle rolled over and came to rest against the side of a residence. Both were reportedly wearing seatbelts with the passenger reporting minor scrapes and abrasions on his arms.
Ballesteros was transported by family to the Ketchikan Hospital as a precaution. The vehicle was totaled and towed by a local towing company.
Speed and alcohol were not a factor.
More from News of the North
CBJ Assembly meets
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The assembly continued to discuss issues caused by the pandemic, honored a longtime volunteer, and received more help in the purchase of their first electric bus Monday night.
Sullivan visits Juneau this week
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan addressed the CBJ Assembly Monday on his work on the CARES Act and the impact on the community.
Ketchikan sees 2 new non-resident cases of COVID-19
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Two new positive test results for COVID-19 have been identified through a health care provider.
Judge Schally declines change in Taton bail amount
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Accused killer Sonya Taton appeared in court telephonically for a bail hearing this week.
School reopening plan to highlight School Board meeting
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Reopening of Juneau schools for the next school year will dominate the proceedings of the Juneau School Board Tuesday evening.
State confirms 71 new cases of COVID-19
Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services confirmed 60 new resident cases and 11 non-resident cases on Monday.
Holst indicates he'll seek third term on school board
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau School Board President Brian Holst indicated on Action Line that he will see a third term on the panel this year.
Man charged with downtown burglary
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Juneau police worked Sunday morning to solve a business burglary in the 100 block of Franklin Street.
Alaska protesters interrupt campaign event with animal heart
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Protesters in Alaska carrying a banner and a caribou heart interrupted a campaign event for a U.S. senator seeking reelection.
Coronavirus hurting Alaska attempt to reduce tuberculosis
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska health officials said the state is on track to repeat last year’s mark of the nation’s highest rate of tuberculosis infections.
CBJ looks at grants to help composting
Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Department of Public Works and Facilities is looking to take advantage of a new grant program through the US Department of Agriculture to help promote composting.
Young speaks out against statue removal
Ketchikan, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska Congressman Don Young is not a fan of the removal of historical statues around the nation.