Multiple news outlets are reporting today that Ted Stevens, former Alaska senator, was among the dead in a plane crash near Dillingham, Alaska. The Anchorage Daily News confirms Stevens' death with a family spokesman, updating its story on the crash:
UPDATE: Family spokesman Mitch Rose has confirmed that former Sen. Ted Stevens died in the plane crash. "He did not survive," Rose saidA plane carrying nine people crashed amid Southwest Alaska's remote mountains and lakes, killing five people on board and injuring at least three others, authorities said today. Former Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-NASA chief Sean O'Keefe were believed to be aboard.