- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a traffic crash on a remote Aleutian island killed three people in a van.

Troopers say the van was carrying nine passengers and a driver in the village of Atka (AT-kah) when it crashed. Initial reports indicated only nine people were in the van.

Several others were injured. They were transported to Adak (AY-dak) on a nearby island and were to be flown Wednesday to Anchorage.

Names of the dead have not been released.

Troopers took a call on the crash just after 6 p.m.

Investigators planned to fly to the island Wednesday but were hampered by bad weather.

Atka is a fishing village of 68 people located 1,200 miles southwest of Anchorage and 350 miles west of Unalaska.


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