Teen, others escape serious injury in Spit crash

Homer Volunteer Fire Department rescuers last Wednesday had to peel the roof off a crunched Toyota sedan that trapped a 17-year-old Homer boy. Even though a truck towing a boat and trailer had plowed into the passenger side of the Toyota, the victim, Trevor Fenex, escaped serious injury.

On Friday his mother, Amanda Herndon, said her son has muscle trauma and cuts to his right arm, but that otherwise was unhurt, with no broken bones.

HVFD Fire Chief Bob Painter said three people from the truck were taken to South Peninsula Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Toyota escaped injury.

The crash happened at about 5:15 p.m. when the truck and trailer hit the Toyota as it turned left toward Kachemak Drive. The crash stalled traffic moving off the Spit, at one point with cars backed up all the way to Mariner Park. Traffic also was stalled on Ocean Drive at the corner as the road turns toward the Spit. Painter said two ambulances and a rescue truck responded, with about 10 staff. One of the first responders was a hospital nurse who also is an emergency medical technician with Kachemak Emergency Services.

Homer Police Chief Mark Robl said the cause of the crash remains under investigation. Blood draws were taken of the drivers involved.

“We suspect that marijuana use can be involved in this accident,” Robl said.

No charges have been filed yet.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com.