Four dead in car crash on Mitkof Island

  • Source: Wrangell Sentinel
  • Published: 07/29/2020 03:28 AM

Four individuals died in a car wreck that occurred Tuesday morning on Mitkof Island when their SUV drove off the roadway near the 27 mile marker of Mitkof Highway at a high rate of speed, according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Two of the passengers were Wrangell citizens Siguard Decker, 21, and Helen Decker, 19, according to the ADPS press release. Another passenger was identified as 29-year-old Ian Martin of Petersburg, according to the press release. There was a fourth passenger in the SUV that was killed, but the individual's name had not been released as of Tuesday evening. At about 10:18 A.M. on Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers received a request for a welfare check on four people who were last known to be headed south on Mitkof Island towards the Blind Slough area, according to the ADPS release.


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