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Quinhagak Child Dead After Being Run Over By TPO, According To Troopers

May 14, 2021

Quinhagak, AK.
Credit Krysti Shallenberger / KYUK

A young child in Quinhagak died on May 13 after being run over by a truck driven by a tribal police officer, according to an Alaska State Trooper dispatch. 

Troopers received a report at 4:15 p.m. on May 13 that a TPO was leaving a home in a pickup truck when the officer drove over a young child who was near or under the front of the truck. The child was taken to the Quinhagak health clinic where they were pronounced dead. 

Troopers traveled to Quinhagak to investigate. The child’s next of kin has been notified and the investigation is ongoing.