Skagway mayor, mother fatally struck by bus in Washington, D.C.

Skagway mayor, mother fatally struck by bus in Washington, D.C.

Residents of a tiny Alaska town are grieving the death of their mayor.

ANCHORAGE — Residents of a tiny Alaska town are grieving the death of their mayor, who was fatally struck by a bus with her elderly mother during a visit to Washington, D.C.

Metropolitan police said 61-year-old Skagway Mayor Monica Carlson and her 85-year-old mother, Cora Adams of Elbe, Washington, died at a hospital after the Wednesday night crash near the National Mall.

Police said the bus struck the women in a crosswalk as the vehicle made a left hand turn. Police spokeswoman Brianna Jordan said the crash is still under investigation.

Blaine Mero, office administrator for the Skagway Chamber of Commerce, said locals in the town of about 1,000 are in shock and grief over the news.

He says Carlson was elected to a 2-year term as a write-in candidate in 2017.


• This is an Associated Press report.


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