Irene Wilde, 07-19-05


ATV driver with no helmet dies after tumble; alcohol use suspected

A woman died after she rolled her all-terrain vehicle down a 50-foot hill in Mountain Village on Tuesday, Alaska State Troopers said.

Irene Wilde, 38, of Mountain Village was not wearing a helmet when her 1994 Honda four-wheeler crashed down the hill. She suffered severe head injuries, troopers said.

Troopers said Wilde was reported to have been drinking earlier in the day and that alcohol may have been a factor in her death.

Mountain Village is on the north bank of the Yukon River, around 20 miles west of St. Marys and 500 miles northwest of Anchorage.

-- Anchorage Daily News