• All Things Considered5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Menu Schedule Links

Signal Status

There are currently no events to display.

1409_RadioDrive_This-American

Woman, Two Children Die After Car Rolls into Long Lake

By | November 4, 2011

Alaska state troopers report a Valdez woman and two children perished Thursday afternoon when their vehicle overturned and partially submerged into Long Lake on mile 86 of the Glenn Highway.

Divers extracted Leah Thompson, 28, and her children Avery McIntosh, 5 years old, and Trinty McIntosh, 7, from the vehicle.

Troopers say CPR was attempted. Thompson was pronounced dead at the scene. The two children were taken to Mat-Su Regional Hospital where they were pronounced dead.

No one witnessed the accident, but troopers say their investigation showed Thompson was driving south when she lost control, slid off the road and rolled into the lake.

Download Audio

You can subscribe to APRN’s newsfeeds via email, podcast and RSS. Follow us on Facebook at alaskapublic.org and on Twitter @aprn.

Comments

Please read our comment guidelines.