Aniak Snow Machine Versus SUV Collision Injures Two

by Daysha Eaton on February 5, 2015

Aniak airport - Photo by Karl Edwards

Aniak airport – Photo by Karl Edwards

An Aniak teen was medivaced to Anchorage earlier this week after a snow machine he was driving hit a sports utility vehicle at an intersection, according to Alaska State Troopers.

A trooper report says the incident happened just after noon Monday at the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Ikmiq Court in Aniak.

Troopers say the 15-year-old from Aniak, was traveling at high speeds when he entered the intersection without yielding to oncoming traffic. The snow machine collided with the side of a Ford Explorer driven by Marda Hoeldt, 35 of Aniak. Hoeldt had minor injuries.

The juvenile was transported with serious injuries to the Aniak Subregional Clinic for treatment, then to Anchorage. The snow machine was totaled.

An adult male passenger on the snow machine, 31-year-old, Clarence Cutter of Aniak, fled the area after the collision. Cutter was found to be in violation of his probation by having consumed alcohol.

The juvenile could be charged with Reckless Driving and Assault in the Fourth Degree. Cutter faces charges for a probation violation. He was released and his charge has been referred to the Bethel District Attorney’s Office.


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