A 23-year-old woman passed away Saturday following an ATV crash near Anchor Point, Alaska State Troopers said.
Wasilla resident Shelby Caven was seriously injured on the Fourth of July, according to AST dispatch, when the ATV she was riding across the mouth of Stariski Creek struck the creek bed on the south side and flipped over. Troopers and medics from Anchor Point responded to Whiskey Gulch beach just after 6:20 p.m., and AST said Caven was taken to South Peninsula Hospital. Wasilla resident Jaclyne Schachle, 22, was a passenger on the overturned ATV and suffered minor injuries, troopers said.
According to AST dispatch, witnesses said Caven stood up after the crash then collapsed into the water. Fellow riders picked her up and took her to the highway, troopers said.
After initial treatment at South Peninsula Hospital, Caven was flown to Providence Medical Hospital where, troopers said, she died from her injuries shortly before 3:30 a.m. Saturday. AST said alcohol was a factor in the incident, and the public is encouraged to ride with helmets and avoid intoxicants when riding.