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Houston Man Dies After Thursday Crash in Palmer

Published On: Jan 27 2014 06:03:53 AM AKST   Updated On: Jan 27 2014 08:53:49 AM AKST
Palmer Crash Sends 5 People to Southcentral Hospitals

Courtesy Nick Miller

Alaska State Troopers say five people, including a 7-year-old girl, were hospitalized after a Palmer crash on Trunk Road near Forestwood Drive. Troopers say the collision occurred when a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am with two passengers driven by Houston man David Bellmay, 50, crossed into oncoming traffic on Trunk and hit a 1999 Toyota 4Runner with two adults on board.


A Houston man has died after a two-car collision in Palmer Thursday night that sent him and four other people to Southcentral Alaska hospitals, according to Alaska State Troopers.

A Sunday AST dispatch says troopers were informed by the state medical examiner's office at about 8 p.m. Saturday that injuries suffered by 50-year-old David Bellmay in the wreck had proven fatal.

Troopers say Bellmay was at the wheel of a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am, headed south on Trunk Road with an adult and a 7-year-old child as passengers. The Grand Am veered into the oncoming lane near Trunk’s intersection with Forestwood Drive and struck a 1994 Toyota 4Runner, driven by 57-year-old Palmer man Clifford Johnsen with one adult passenger on board. AST responded to the crash at about 8:15 p.m. Thursday.

All of the adults in the crash, including Bellmay, were taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center after the crash while the child was flown to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage for treatment.

The crash remains under investigation by troopers.