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Woman killed, 3 people injured when car and semi collide in Palmer

  • Author: Alex DeMarban
  • Updated: September 29, 2017
  • Published September 29, 2017

A crash involving a small car and a semi truck in Palmer on Thursday night killed one person and sent three to hospitals.

Palmer police said Friday morning that 31-year-old Kimberly Hall of Wasilla, who was a passenger in a 2013 Chevrolet Spark, died at the scene.

Police responded to the crash at 8:46 p.m. at the Glenn Highway and Arctic Avenue.

The Spark was being driven by 16-year-old Faith Britt of Palmer. Hall's 18-month-old daughter was also a passenger in the Chevrolet.

"Britt was transported to Providence hospital by air ambulance. She was listed in critical but stable condition," the Palmer Police Department said in a statement.

"The 18-month-old was taken to Mat-Su Regional by ground ambulance, where she was listed in stable condition," the statement said.

Randy Sparks of Anchorage, 43, was the driver of the semi truck, which was towing a trailer. He was also taken to a hospital.

The Glenn Highway was closed for about seven hours for the investigation and reopened about 3:15 a.m., police said.

Police have talked to Sparks but have not been able to interview Britt or other witnesses, said Palmer Police Chief Lance Ketterling.

"It's too early for us to let you know (what led to the crash)," he said Friday morning. "We want to get a complete picture of what happened."

Ketterling said early indications appear to show the truck was headed north, while the Chevrolet was headed west. The collision appears to be a T-bone, he said.

Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to have been a factor in the crash, he said.

"It's horrible," Ketterling said. "Our hearts go out to everyone involved."

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