Selawik man fatally injured in snowmobile accident

Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Selawik man died Tuesday after suffering a severe head injury on his snowmobile.

Benjamin Stallworth, 21, was driving fast at about 2:35 a.m. on the Selawik River when he struck something that then hit him on the head, according to Alaska State Troopers. Stallworth was knocked unconscious.

A passenger, Gary Jackson, 21, drove Stallworth to the Selawik Clinic.

While awaiting a medical flight, Stallworth quit breathing.

A doctor from Kotzebue arrived in Selawik and assisted in trying to revive Stallworth. The injured man was pronounced dead at 6:30 a.m.

Troopers planned to fly to Selawik to investigate the incident.

Selawik is a community of about 780 people 70 miles southeast of Kotzebue.

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