Hiker who died in Washington ice caves was from California

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Posted: Jul 09, 2015 11:19 PM
Hiker who died in Washington ice caves was from California

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The woman who was killed when ice and rock fell inside ice caves in Washington state has been identified as a hiker from California.

The Snohomish County sheriff's office said Thursday that medical examiners identified her as 34-year-old Anna L. Santana of Moreno Valley.

Lt. Monte Beaton said Santana died of injuries to the head and body. Her death was ruled an accident.

Five others were hurt Monday when the Big Four Ice Caves partially collapsed.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg in Seattle said 25-year-old David Santana was in critical condition in intensive care, while 35-year-old Dustin Wilson was in satisfactory condition.

Authorities didn't specify any relationships but KING-TV of Seattle identified Wilson as Anna Santana's fiance and David Santana as her brother.

Thousands of people take the 1-mile hike to view the snow and ice formation about 70 miles northeast of Seattle.