UPDATED: Atka Van Crash Takes the Life of Three

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Troopers continue in their efforts to travel to the western Aleutian community of Atka to investigate an accident with fatalities on Wednesday. Adverse weather conditions have denied their efforts.

It was reported on Tuesday evening at 6:06 pm, that a van carrying nine passengers and the driver suffered a crash in which three people perished, the trooper dispatch divulged this morning.

In addition to the fatalities, several others were injured in the crash and were transported to Adak. Those injured persons are reported to be further transported to Anchorage for treatment of their injuries.

Details of the crash have not been released, although Troopers have released the names of those deceased after notifying next of kin. Killed in the crash were “Ray McCullough Jr., 43, Mike Tunohun Jr., 51, and Paul Nicholas Nesbit, 59, all from Anchorage,” the trooper dispatch revealed.