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Teens in rollover crash identified

By KTVA CBS 11 News 2:29 PM February 21, 2014

A preliminary investigation found that none of the teens were wearing seat belts

ANCHORAGE – The name of a teenager killed in a Thursday morning SUV rollover and the names of two other teens injured were released by police Friday.

Brandon Muller, 17, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to a statement from police spokeswoman Jennifer Castro.

Damien Doctolero, 18, is in critical condition and Chynna Tiernan, 16, sustained severe injuries but is in stable condition.

The single-vehicle crash happened near the intersection of Commodore Drive and O’Malley Road around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Muller and Doctolero were ejected in the rollover, according to police.

A preliminary investigation found that none of the teens were wearing seat belts and “excessive speed contributed to the severity of the crash,” Castro said, noting that the cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Next-of-kin have been notified, Castro said. Police are asking people with information regarding the investigation to call the APD Traffic Unit at 786-8830.

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