Car accident kills 2 in Petersburg; July 4th parade cancelled

    Two people are dead and two others are injured after a car they were in turned over into a ditch in Petersburg.

    PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — Two people are dead and two others are injured after a car they were in turned over into a ditch in Petersburg.

    KFSK reports the community cancelled its 4th of July parade and carnival in response to the accident.

    The vehicle turned over into a ditch near a parking lot at about 7:30 a.m. Monday. Officials haven't released other details.

    Police secured the area and nearby vehicles with yellow ribbon.

    A candlelight vigil is planned for 10 p.m. Paper lanterns will be released prior to the regularly scheduled fireworks display at 11 p.m.

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