Anchorage teen dies from injuries sustained in accident

Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A second person has died from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in Anchorage late Friday.

Michael Saimaniese, 16, died Monday at Alaska Regional Hospital, Anchorage Police said. Saimaniese was riding in the car that collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of Minnesota Drive and Tudor Road shortly before midnight Friday.

The driver of the car, Desha Gray, 22, was killed in the crash.

Police are continuing their investigation. Investigators say one of the drivers ignored a traffic light at the intersection, but police aren't sure which driver was at fault.

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