Anchorage man sentenced
Eluded police and injured five
Anchorage resident Kevin Wright, 25, was sentenced on May 2 to spend nine years in prison for a serious collision in Anchorage in December 2012.
According to the Deputy District Attorney’s office, Wright was driving a stolen vehicle in Anchorage on snowy, icy roads in C Street when police tried to conduct a traffic stop.
Wright, who had four passengers in the car, refused to stop and instead accelerated through an intersection, colliding with another vehicle in a “T-bone” collision.
The driver of the other vehicle was a mother of two children who suffered potentially life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. She provided a victim impact statement at the sentencing hearing and told Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton that the collision caused her to be blind in one eye, to be deaf in one ear, to be paralyzed on side of her face plus caused traumatic brain injury.