Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Atka tragedy

On June 14, a terrible event occurred on remote Atka Island when a van carrying workers from the Atka Pride Seafoods plant rolled over, killing three and injuring several others.

The driver of the van has since been charged with manslaughter, DUI and other offenses.

Deckboss obtained the charging documents, which describe the tragedy.

Atka Pride Seafoods is a subsidiary of Juneau-based Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association.


Anonymous said...

What a sad avoidable tragedy. Having spent a lot of time there, I've driven that road a thousand times, it's the straightest stretch in Atka. Whatever safeguards that were in place to prevent such obviously failed miserably. Condolences to those who perished.

Mark Ervice

Anonymous said...

Awful last sentence. I meant, 'condolences to the families of those who perished.