Two fatalities in one-car crash, two injured
By MARY KAUFFMAN, SITNEWS
November 20, 2012
According to information provided by Lt. Joseph White of the Ketchikan Police Department, two people in the car were ejected and pronounced dead at the scene. The deceased were April Arland, 31 years of age of Ketchikan and a 16 year old female whose name has not been released. The deceased will be transported to the Alaska Medical Examiner’s Officer in Anchorage for autopsy.
Two passengers were transported by ambulance to the PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center. The passengers, whose names have not been released, were a 16 year old female and a 14 year old male.
Investigation revealed that the car appeared to be travelling south when it left the roadway and struck the rock embankment on the inland side of South Tongass Highway.
The accident is still under investigation, but speed is considered a factor.
Alaska State Troopers assisted in mapping the scene and the Ketchikan Fire Department provided lighting for the scene using their rescue unit.
The South Tongass Highway was reopened at approximately 1:30 AM Tuesday.
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