Sterling teen dies in single vehicle crash

Editor’s note: This story has been updated since Alaska State Troopers verified the spelling of Mykha Slater’s name.

A teenager from Sterling was killed Wednesday night when the vehicle he was in went into the ditch.

Alaska State Troopers responded to a report of the crash just after 9 p.m. near milepost 1 of Kalifornsky Beach Road, according to an online troopers dispatch. The driver, 34-year-old Johnna Angleton of Kasilof, was heading southbound in a Ford pickup truck “when she lost control of the vehicle, driving off the road and crashing into the ditch,” troopers wrote in the dispatch.

Troopers wrote that one of two passengers, 17-year-old Mykha Slater, was pronounced dead on scene. Angleton and her other passenger were taken by Central Emergency Services to Central Peninsula Hospital to be treated for non-life threatening injuries, said CES Captain Josh Thompson.

Slater’s family has been notified, according to the dispatch, and the investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident are continuing. Alaska State Troopers Public Information Officer Megan Peters said no additional information is available at this time.

Reach Megan Pacer at megan.pacer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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