Two teens die in accident on Washington reservation
Two teenagers died early Sunday morning after a car carrying a group of people plunged into the Elwha River on the Lower Elwha Klallam Reservation in Washington.

One victim was identified as Vanna Francis, a member of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe. The other was a 15-year-old boy from the nearby Makah Nation.

The car carried a total of seven people. All were embers of either the Lower Elwha or Makah tribe. Four were students at Port Angeles High School.

The teens were on Lower Elwha Road when the car went off the gravel road and became submerged in the river. Some were able to swim to safety.

The 19-year-old female driver was arrested by the FBI on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. She will appear in federal court today.

Get the Story:
2 teen tribal members die when car goes into river (The Seattle Times 3/19)
Two teens killed when car plunges into Elwha River (KOMO-TV 3/18)

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