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One dead in Alaska Avalanche

A woman has died in an avalanche near Matanuska Glacier Saturday.
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Published: Mar. 28, 2021 at 4:29 PM EDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A woman has died in an avalanche near Matanuska Glacier, between Palmer and Glennallen Saturday.

Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as 40-year-old Erin Lee of Fairbanks. Officials say she was a skier that got caught in the avalanche.

Just after 12 p.m. on Saturday, AST received a report of an avalanche. Lee was taken to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Next of kin has been notified.

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