Russian Mission Man Dies In Snowmachine Crash

A Russian Mission man died on Christmas Day after his snowmachine crashed.

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Alaska State Troopers say 35-year-old Jeremy Wigley died in what is believed to be a single-vehicle crash. Wigley’s body was found Wednesday morning on the Russian Mission Lake.

Several hours earlier he had been drinking with his wife and friends. Troopers say Wigley and his wife had been arguing and he allegedly forced her onto his snow machine and drove off.

Just before 5 a.m. his wife showed up at a local home. She wasn’t wearing any shoes and was hypothermic. Troopers say she doesn’t remember the details of what happened before that.

A relative took the woman to the local health clinic then began searching for Wigley. His body was found at about 7:30 a.m.