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Son of Alaska Native Leader Dies in SUV Crash
The 29-year-old son of an Alaska Native leader has died after his sport utility vehicle rolled over in Dillingham.
ANCHORAGE- The 29-year-old son of an Alaska Native leader has died after his sport utility vehicle rolled over in Dillingham.
Alaska State Troopers say Trefon T. Angasan was ejected from the SUV when it crashed just before 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Angasan was the son of Trefon Angasan Jr., a Native leader who currently is chairman of Alaska Peninsula Corp., which represents five Southwest Alaska villages.
The single-vehicle rollover occurred on Aleknagik Lake Road near Twin Lakes.
Troopers say the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed and partially left the road. The SUV came back onto the roadway and rolled several times.
Angasan was not wearing a seat belt. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The SUV was demolished.
The state medical examiner's office has requested an autopsy.