Soldotna student dies after rolling her car into a ditch last Thursday

A Soldotna High School student died last Thursday in a motor vehicle collision along the Sterling Highway.

At about 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 17, Macie Schroeder-Dalebout, 17, of Soldotna, was driving a 2005 Kia Sorento northbound on the Sterling Highway, according to a dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers. Around mile 100.5 of the Sterling Highway, Schroeder-Dalebout lost control of her vehicle after sliding on a patch of ice. This caused the vehicle to roll into the ditch on the northbound side. Troopers determined during investigation that Schroeder-Dalebout was not wearing her seatbelt and was ejected from the vehicle. Schroeder-Dalebout was pronounced dead at the scene of the rollover.

A passerby witnessed the rollover and called State Troopers immediately. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered to be a factor in the collision.

Schroeder-Dalebout was a senior at Soldotna High School, and her classmates mourned her passing at a volleyball game Friday Night against Kenai Central High School.

“I definitely think this win was for Macie,” senior Bailey Armstrong said on Friday night. “I think we had to think of it, not as she’s gone, but let’s play for Macie. Let’s do it for her.”

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