bird copyThree 17-year-old Ketchikan residents were taken to the hospital Wednesday night following a single-vehicle accident on D-1 Loop.

According to the Alaska State Troopers online dispatch, troopers received a report of the accident at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday The 17-year-old driver was northbound on D1 Loop when she drove off the road and struck a tree.

She and two 17-year-old passengers were transported to Ketchikan Medical Center by the North Tongass Fire Department for injuries from the collision. This case is under investigation and troopers report that alcohol is suspected to be a factor.