$41,000 Raised for Victims of Christmas Day Crash

An Anchor Point girl is in stable condition after losing both of her legs in a traffic accident on Christmas Day.

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That’s according to a post by her aunt, Emily Haakenson, on a GoFundMe account she started to raise money for the girl’s medical treatment.

11-year old Angelica Haakenson and her pregnant mother, 29-year old Mathany Christine Satterwhite, were driving on Sterling Highway on Thursday when their truck broke down.

Angelica Haakenson - Photo Courtesy of gofundme.com/angelicahaakenson
Angelica Haakenson – Photo Courtesy of gofundme.com/angelicahaakenson

The Peninsula Clarion reported Nathan Sargeant was helping family jump the truck when Anchor Point resident Larry Pyatt, slid into them with his vehicle.

Both Sargeant and Pyatt suffered minor injuries and Satterwhite was thrown into a ditch. Haakenson was pinned between two of the vehicles, resulting in multiple spinal fractures and severe trauma to her legs.

The mother and daughter were flown to Anchorage for emergency treatment. Satterwhite and her unborn child survived. Both of Haakenson’s legs were amputated above the knee.

Monday afternoon, the GoFundMe campaign had raised more than $41,000 from about 600 donors, including local residents, peninsula businesses, and area emergency services.

Angelica Haakenson is a sixth-grader at Chapman Elementary School in Anchor Point.