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Palmer Crash Sends 5 People to Southcentral Hospitals

By Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
Published On: Jan 24 2014 07:30:03 AM AKST
Updated On: Jan 24 2014 08:11:37 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.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Alaska State Troopers say all five people involved in a two-vehicle Palmer collision Thursday night were hospitalized, with a 7-year-old child flown to Anchorage for treatment.

A Friday AST dispatch says troopers responded to the crash, on Trunk Road near its intersection with Forestwood Drive, shortly after 8:15 p.m. Thursday. The collision involved a 2000 Pontiac Grand Am headed south on Trunk, driven by 50-year-old Houston man David Bellmay with two passengers, an adult and the 7-year-old.

“Bellmay crossed into oncoming traffic and struck a 1994 Toyota 4Runner that was traveling northbound on Trunk Road with two adult occupants,” troopers wrote.

All four adults in the crash were taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment, with the child medevaced to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage.

According to AST spokesperson Megan Peters, responders to the crash included two air ambulances as well as ground medics.

An investigation of the wreck, which left both vehicles totaled, is continuing.

Editor's note: An initial reference to the child as a girl has been removed.

Channel 2’s Matthew Smith contributed information to the story.