Niksiki Woman Suffers Minor Injuries after Falling Asleep at the Wheel

Posted: May 28, 2013 at 6:28 am

Friday evening, just after 7:00pm, the Alaska State Troopers stationed in Soldotna responded to a single vehicle collision at mile 24 Kenai Spur Highway in Nikiski.

Trooper investigation revealed 19-year-old Shelby Lynn Palacios of Nikiski, was driving a 1993 Honda Accord northbound on the Spur highway, when she fell asleep at the wheel, crossed into the oncoming lane and continued into the ditch.

The vehicle struck an embankment and came to rest on Lighthouse Street.  Ms. Palacios was wearing her seatbelt and her airbag deployed.  Central Emergency Services transported Palacios to Central Peninsula Hospital with minor injuries.

The vehicle was totaled.

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