Info released on weekend accidents

Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009

Information on an accident that occurred Friday at the pullout on Bridge Access Road was released by the Kenai Police Department on Sunday.

At about 8 p.m., Brittany Hegwer, 18, of Soldotna, was headed northbound in a 2001 Chevrolet pickup when she lost control and collided with Marybel Mendez, 30, also of Soldotna, who was traveling in the opposite direction in a 1994 Chevrolet Suburban.

Sgt. Ben Langham of the KPD reported that both parties were transported to Central Peninsula Hospital.

An investigation is ongoing and Langham said he did not know if road conditions played a role.

According to a spokesperson for the hospital, both victims were treated and released.

The pullout was again the scene of a second accident on Saturday morning when Tommy Olson, of Soldotna, pulled out of the observation deck parking lot and was struck by Ernest Debaca after Olson failed to yield to oncoming traffic, according to KPD Investigator Jeff Whannell.

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