Collision Fatality

On July 24 at approximately 6:40 a.m., Alaska state troopers responded to Maud road near Jim Lake in Palmer for a report of a motor vehicle vs. tree collision.
Initial investigation revealed the driver, 24-year-old Kattie Wilmarth, of Palmer, was driving a 2012 Dodge pickup and struck a tree after swerving to avoid hitting a moose.
On August 10, troopers were notified that 22-year-old Alex Duny of Emmonak, had died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Duny was not wearing a seat belt and was sitting in the bed portion of a pickup truck at the time of the crash.
Alcohol was a contributing factor in this incident.
Investigation is still ongoing at this time.