Derek and Suzi Alkonis with a photo of their son Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis who faces a potential three-year prison sentence for a car crash that killed two people. Photo: AP
Derek and Suzi Alkonis with a photo of their son Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis who faces a potential three-year prison sentence for a car crash that killed two people. Photo: AP
Japan

Accident or negligence? US naval officer in Japan faces prison over deadly crash – family claims mountain sickness

  • Ridge Alkonis’ car veered into stationary cars and pedestrians in a car park, striking an elderly woman and her son-in-law, both of whom later died
  • His parents are pleading for leniency for what they say is a terrible accident but which prosecutors view as deadly negligence

Derek and Suzi Alkonis with a photo of their son Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis who faces a potential three-year prison sentence for a car crash that killed two people. Photo: AP
Derek and Suzi Alkonis with a photo of their son Lieutenant Ridge Alkonis who faces a potential three-year prison sentence for a car crash that killed two people. Photo: AP
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