Woman dead, 3 hurt in car-semi Glenn Highway crash
Palmer police said a 31-year-old woman died Thursday night when three other people, including her young daughter, were injured in a Glenn Highway collision involving a semi truck.
Officers responded at about 8:45 p.m. to the wreck that killed Wasilla resident Kimberly Hall, at the Glenn’s intersection with Arctic Avenue, according to a police statement.
Police said a semi towing a trailer driven by Randy Sparks, 43, of Anchorage was involved in a collision with a Chevrolet Spark, driven by a 16-year-old from Palmer.
“Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been a factor in the crash," police wrote.
Palmer Police Chief Lance Ketterling said Friday that the vehicles had been traveling on perpendicular courses through the intersection. Police weren't releasing which vehicle struck the other, pending further investigation.
It wasn’t yet clear which driver may have had a green light, Ketterling said, and police haven’t been able to speak with any occupants of the Spark.
“It sounds like it was a T-bone (collision),” Ketterling said. “We have a northbound semi and a westbound Chevy Spark; those are the preliminary indications.”
Hall and her 18-month-old daughter were passengers in the Spark, police said. Hall was declared dead at the scene.
Britt was flown by air ambulance to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage, where she was listed in critical but stable condition. Hall’s daughter was taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, where she was listed in stable condition; Sparks went to a hospital in a private vehicle.
The Glenn was closed for about seven hours by the collision, reopening at about 3:15 a.m. Friday.
Hall’s next of kin have been notified, and the collision remains under investigation.
Editor's Note: The name of the Chevrolet's driver has been removed at the request of the family.