Skagway Mayor Monica Carlson and her mother were both struck by a bus in Washington, D.C. and killed, according to a report from NBC Washington.
The crash happened near the National Archives around 10 p.m. EST. Both Carlson and her mother, Cora Adams, were taken to the hospital where they died of their injuries.
The driver of the bus was cooperative with police after the crash and tested negative for drugs and alcohol, according to an article from the Washington Post.
A Skagway resident of 34 years, Carlson was elected mayor in 2017 as a write-in candidate and was set to serve until October 2019.
The Borough of Skagway offered condolences to the family, as well requesting that people respect their grieving process.
“This is a devastating loss to Monica’s family, friends, and community,” Emily Deach, acting Borough Manager, said.
In a statement from Mike Dunleavy, the Governor of Alaska, Dunleavy called out Carlson’s dedication to the people and her pride in being a resident in Skagway.
“Skagway’s loss is Alaska’s loss,” Dunleavy said in the release.
Congressman Don Young of Alaska recounted his time meeting Carlson and her focus as a devoted public servant.
“Anne and I are praying for the Carlson family and the city of Skagway during this difficult time,” Young said in the release.
Dunleavy has also directed that all flags in Alaska to fly at half-mast in honor of Carlson on Jan. 1, 2019.
The crash is under investigation from Washington D.C. authorities.