Woman Dies in Apparent Hunting Accident

Alaska State Troopers say an 18–year old California woman was fatally shot by her 19–year old fiancée and hunting partner as they looked for moose near the community of Dot Lake off the Alaska Highway.

Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the man told troopers that Tuesday's shooting was an accident, and that the woman was pronounced dead upon their arrival.

Troopers are NOT releasing the names of the involved parties, but sources close to News Center 11 identified the man as Charles "Chuckie" Miller of Dot Lake.

Sources also say the two met in California, and that she moved to Alaska with Miller and the two were engaged to be married.

Troopers are releasing very few details related to the case, and say their investigation is ongoing.

News Center 11's Darryl Lewis is following this developing story, and will have more when information becomes available.