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It was reported by troopers via the trooper dispatch on Friday that a young girl from the rural community of Grayling had perished from her injuries sustained in a August 11th four-wheeler accident.
10-year-old Aaliyah Ellie Shangin-Andrews was riding as a passenger on a four-wheeler when the driver, her 18-year-old aunt, Kaitlin Andrews swerved to avoid a pothole and the young girl was thrown from the ATV, it was reported by troopers today.
Aaliyah Ellie suffered skull fractures, a bruised heart and bruised lungs in the fall.
Aaliyah was medevaced to the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage for treatment of her severe injuries. She survived for eight days before succumbing to her injuries. She died on August 19th, just seven days before her 11th birthday.
The continuing trooper investigation has ruled out excessive speed, drugs or alcohol as factors in the incident.
Next of kin were notified by the Alaska Bureau of Investigation.
Grayling is a small community with a population just under 200 on the Yukon River approximately 50 miles north of Holy Cross.
Funeral services for Aaliyah are scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th at the Evergreen Memorial Chapel at 737 E Street in Anchorage.