1 dead, 1 critically hurt in snowmachine crash near Port Alsworth

Port Alsworth
An undated National Park Service photo from a plane landing in Port Alsworth. (From National Park Service)

A snowmachine crash near Port Alsworth left one person dead and another in critical condition on Sunday, according to an online release from Alaska State Troopers. Troopers say they received a report at 12:49 p.m. that two people were at the scene of a single-vehicle collision.

Community members and a health aide responded to the crash and found 19-year-old Alexia Wolfson of Chugiak, who did not have a pulse. The first responders tried to save her, but Wolfson was declared dead at the Port Alsworth clinic. Another person was critically injured and medevaced to a hospital in Anchorage.

The state medical examiner’s office and Wolfson’s next of kin have been notified, and troopers say they are investigating the cause of the crash.

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