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Powell teen seriously hurt in rollover

A Powell teenager was in critical condition in a Billings hospital Monday following a one-car rollover in the Red Lake area south of Cody early Saturday morning.

Park County Sheriff’s deputies and the Cody Volunteer Fire Department responded at 2:51 a.m. to Park County Road 6WXE and found a passenger car lying on its top about 30 feet off the north side of the roadway, according to an e-mailed report from Sheriff Scott Steward.

The crash occurred about 1/2 mile south of the cattle guard where Skyline Drive becomes County Road 6WXE. A call reporting the crash came into the Park County Dispatch Center at 2:45 a.m. Saturday. A dispatch report said the sheriff’s office lost contact with the person who called it in, and the number was disconnected on call back.

Michael Hothan, 25, of Powell directed responders to where Alexa Lazar, 16, of Powell was lying about 30 feet from where the car came to rest. She had been covered with a coat and appeared to be unconscious. She was bleeding from her mouth and facial area, Steward said.

Hothan told deputies he was a passenger in the car, and Lazar, who he knew only as “Lexi,” was driving. Neither was wearing a seat belt, and Lazar was thrown from the car during the rollover, while Hothan said he was thrown into the back seat of the vehicle, Steward said

Both were transported by ambulance to West Park Hospital in Cody. Lazar was life-flighted later to St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings. She was listed in critical condition Monday.

Hothan was treated and released.

Lazar is a junior at Powell High School.


  • posted by LEO TONDREAULT

    February 01, 2011 9:29 am

    God the father will wrap his loving arms around you and protect you and i am praying to Jesus that you are healed by the of power of prayer and GOds love.


  • posted by Sandra Hendricks

    January 26, 2011 12:53 am

    I know the father and stepmother of this young girl and my heart and prayers go out to them. As well as her mother. I don't want to imagine the pain they are going through,because I know it's got to hurt so terribly. But as all of know that seat belts do save lifes and if they would have been wearing them, then maybe, just maybe," we don't know for sure" that she may of not been so badly hurt and I pray to our God that she comes back to us with no precusions. Watch over all of them Lord as they travel down the road to a wonderful recovery.

  • posted by Billie Rodriguez

    January 25, 2011 8:32 am

    i am so sorry lexi...we never were close but i miss u hope you make it through!

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