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Wasilla Man Ejected, Injured in Single-Vehicle Rollover

April 25, 2013|By Chris Klint | Channel 2 News

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A Wasilla man was seriously injured early Wednesday morning when he was ejected from his car in a single-vehicle rollover crash, according to Alaska State Troopers.

A Thursday AST dispatch says troopers responded at about 2:20 a.m. Wednesday to Johnson’s Road near Dawn Lake, where 22-year-old Robert Mackie had been headed south at the wheel of a 1987 Acura Integra.

“Mackie lost control of the vehicle and rolled several times,” troopers wrote. “Mackie was ejected from the vehicle and sustained serious injury.” 

Mackie was taken to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, where he was listed in serious condition Thursday.

AST spokesperson Megan Peters says the crash occurred at a small curve to the east on the otherwise straight road, near its southern end.

"It looks like (Mackie) was going pretty fast on a straight stretch, followed by a curve, and he was unable to negotiate the curve," Peters said.

While troopers don’t believe drugs or alcohol were involved, the dispatch cites other risk factors in the crash.

“Mackie was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision,” troopers wrote. “High speeds appear to be the contributing factor in the collision.”

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