Healy Man Dies in SUV Rollover Crash

Chris Klint Chris Klint, Senior Digital Producer, cklint@ktuu.com
POSTED: 10:40 AM AKDT Oct 31, 2013 
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -

Alaska State Troopers say a 24-year-old Healy man died overnight Wednesday in a rollover SUV crash which left two passengers with minor injuries.

According to a Thursday dispatch, troopers received a call just after midnight Thursday from University of Alaska Fairbanks medics about the Healy Spur Road crash, in which William F. Revely IV was killed.

Fairbanks troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol responded and took responsibility for investigating the crash, supported by troopers from the Nenana post and a member of the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.

“Investigation revealed that (Revely) was operating his 1985 Chevy Suburban on Healy Spur Road, when he lost control and rolled his vehicle,” troopers wrote.

AST spokesperson Megan Peters says Revely was dead at the scene, with his two passengers suffering minor injuries and refusing medical treatment.

“It’s an unpaved dirt road,” Peters said. “Speed was likely a factor; through witness statements, it was also determined that alcohol was a factor.”

According to Peters, none of the people in the Suburban were wearing seat belts -- an element that impaired what troopers call “living space” inside vehicles during crashes.

“When it flipped, it landed on its roof and it skidded for 150 yards,” Peters said. “Seat belts would have gone a long way.”

Revely’s next of kin have been notified.