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Fatal Snowmachine Accident in Shishmaref

A Shishmaref resident died Sunday night in a snowmachine accident. According to a statement from the Department of Public Safety, witnesses saw 20-year-old Jay Weyiouanna crash his snowmachine into a ditch.

Troopers were called about the accident just before 10pm. Weyiouanna was the only one on the vehicle.

The state medical examiner has requested the body be sent to Anchorage for autopsy, and next of kin have been notified.