Woman Dies in ATV Crash in Upper Kalskag

State troopers say a woman died when her 4-wheeler flipped twice and threw her from the vehicle. 34-year-old Merna Spein was driving down main street in Upper Kalskag Saturday afternoon when she lost control.

A witness says Spein was the only person on the 4-wheeler when it crashed. She was not wearing a helmet and suffered head trauma.

Spein was taken to the clinic in Upper Kalskag and pronounced dead.

Troopers say alcohol was involved.

Spein’s body is being sent to the state medical examiners office for an autopsy.

Ben Matheson is a contributor with the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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