SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Scarsdale native Nancy Sullivan spent nearly a quarter-century living in one of the most remote places on earth, Papua New Guinea, advocating for tribal societies threatened by encroaching development, according to a story in the Guardian.com .
Sullivan's three adopted grandson -- ages 10, 8 and 5 -- and their nanny, 43, were injured in the crash.
Sullivan rose to prominence working to preserve Papua New Guinea's tribal cultures and protect its environment from logging and mining operations, according to guardian.com.
As per her wishes, Nancy Sullivan's body will be cremated, with her ashes to be spread both at her family's summer cottage and in Papua New Guinea.
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