American crash victims US government contractor, daughter

Education Minister of the German state North Rhine-Westphalia Sylvia Loehrmann, center, arrives with flowers in front of the Joseph-Koenig Gymnasium in Haltern, western Germany, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, one day after 16 school children and two teachers were among the 150 victims that died in the Germanwings plane crash in the French alps on the way from Barcelona to Duesseldorf. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that two Americans presumed to have died in the plane crash in the southern French Alps include a U.S. government contractor and her daughter.

The mother was identified as Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Washington, and her grown daughter, whose name was not immediately available. Selke worked with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, the Pentagon’s satellite mapping office, according to a person close to the family. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because this person was not authorized to release information to reporters.

A person who answered the phone at Selke’s home said the family was not providing any information.

A Booz Allen spokeswoman declined to comment, noting that Germanwings had not yet disclosed identities of the crash victims.

 

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