Wasilla woman killed in second fatal crash on Friday
Two fatal crashes were reported within hours of each other Friday, according to Alaska State Troopers. One of the crashes involved three vehicles and claimed the life of a driver and a passenger. Another crash occurred on point Mackenzie Road, and claimed the life of the only driver involved.
Troopers were notified of the Point Mackenzie Road crash at 7:32 a.m. A vehicle had rolled over at Mile 3.4, an online dispatch said.
The Mat-Su Central Emergency Services responded with troopers and attempted life-saving measures on a woman found unresponsive at the scene of the crash. They were unable to revive her, troopers said. She was later identified as 66-year-old Lynette Durmbarger.
Troopers said Durmbarger was driving a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which she lost control of while trying to navigate a left-hand curve. Her vehicle rolled and she was ejected, according to troopers. They said she was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
Durmbarger’s next of kin have been contacted and informed of her death. The investigation into the crash continues.
Correction: An early version of this report incorrectly stated the crash occurred in the evening, rather than the morning. This has been amended.
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