Former state Senate president Ben Stevens dies at 63


October 19, 2022

JUNEAU (AP) — Ben Stevens, a former Alaska Senate president and son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens, has died. He was 63.

The state troopers said they responded to a report last Thursday evening of a hiker — later identified as Stevens — having a medical emergency on the Lost Lake Trail near Seward. The troopers’ statement said a medical service team reached the scene around 6:40 p.m. and that lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

A Republican women’s group posted on Facebook that Stevens died of a heart attack after collapsing on the trail.

Stevens worked as vice president of external affa...

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