Wasilla woman dies in 2-car crash southwest of city

April 2, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 20-year-old Wasilla woman died in a two-car crash southwest of the city.

Alaska State Troopers say Payton Petersen died Tuesday morning in a crash at 10 Mile Knik-Goose Bay Road.

Troopers took a call on the crash just after 8 a.m.

Investigators say Peterson was driving a compact car at high speed when she lost control and skidded into oncoming traffic.

Her car collided with a pickup driven by 52-year-old Michael Moritz of Wasilla.

Petersen was not wearing a seat belt. She died at the scene.

Moritz was taken by ambulance to a hospital for evaluation.