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Car accident on Unalaska’s Summer Bay Road leaves one dead

Summer Bay Road in Unalaska
Laurelin Kruse
Summer Bay Road in Unalaska.

Updated 7/29/22 at 10:53 a.m.

One person died and three others were injured in a car accident Thursday evening after a vehicle rolled off the roadway on Unalaska’s Summer Bay Road.

According to a press release from the City of Unalaska Fire Department, emergency responders arrived on the scene around 8:45 p.m.

A medium-sized SUV with four passengers was found rolled over on its roof. Two passengers had been partially ejected through the sunroof.

One passenger was declared deceased at the scene. Of the three survivors, one refused care and two were transported to the Iliuliuk Family & Health Services clinic for treatment. They were released with minor injuries Thursday night.

The Unalaska Police Department and State of Alaska are investigating the accident.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

Laurelin Kruse is a writer and radio producer from rural Colorado. She has a BA in American Studies from Yale, and she learned radio at the Transom Story Workshop in Massachusetts, where she reported stories for the local public radio station. Kruse is excited to spend the summer roaming the tundra and doing stories for the Unalaska community.