Witnesses pull unconscious Kodiak teen from burning car

KODIAK — A Kodiak teenager was injured when his car crashed and burned on a road south of the city.

Alaska State Troopers said 18-year-old Devan Monkiewicz was driving Sunday on Rezanof Drive when his car left the roadway and crashed in a ditch near Mile 9.

The engine compartment burst into flames.

Monkiewicz wore a seat belt in the crash. He was unconscious when witnesses pulled him out of the burning car.

Emergency medical technicians transported him to Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center and he was flown to Anchorage.

Troopers said the Coast Guard police and fire department units assisted in the incident.

The car was destroyed.


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