Mayor of Alaskan city, mother struck and killed by tour bus in DC

The mayor of an Alaskan city and her elderly mother were struck and killed by a tour bus Wednesday night in Northwest D.C.

Officials say 61-year-old Monica Adams Carlson, and her 85-year-old mother, Cora Louise Adams, were in the crosswalk at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue near the National Archives building around 9:40 p.m. when a tour bus making a turn struck them.

The women were hospitalized but later died from their injuries.

Carlson was the mayor of Skagway, Alaska, a small town about 100 miles north of the state's capital, Juneau. A Skagway City Hall employee confirmed to FOX 5 that Carlson was the city's mayor.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

The Municipality of Skagway released the following statement to FOX 5:

"The staff and borough assembly of the Municipality of Skagway are extremely saddened to have learned that Mayor Monica Carlson and her mother were involved in a tragic accident in Washington D.C. last night and did not recover from their injuries. The Municipality does not have any further details at this time. We ask that the family's privacy is respected through this grieving process. This is a devastating loss to Monica's family, friends, and community."