PALMER, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers said a Wasilla teenager was injured in a Saturday afternoon rollover crash in Palmer and three other young adults were treated for minor injuries.
AST said 15-year-old Hazel Weston, of Wasilla, was ejected from the front passenger side window of a Chevy Blazer after responding to a crash around 5:28 p.m. near .2 mile Hatcher Pass Road near Summit Lake.
18-year-old Jacques Willems-Letendre, of Wasilla, had run out of gas while topping the summit and had attempted to coast the SUV downhill and lost control and the vehicle slid through loose gravel in a curve of the road.
The 1995 blazer then rolled over the embankment and continued to roll several times before come coming to rest on its side about 200 feet downhill and it was considered a total loss.
Weston was transported from the scene by a helicopter and the other people inside the vehicle were transported by ambulance.
18-year-old Nichola Terry Usoltseff and 19-year-old Dalton Wayne Jester, both of Wasilla, were identified as the other passengers in the vehicle.
Troopers cited the driver, Willems-Letendre, with failure to exercise due caution to avoid a collision, coasting and no proof of insurance.