Driver in fatal Old Glenn Highway crash faces charges of murder, manslaughter
A driver involved in a fatal collision on the Old Glenn Highway last year is awaiting trial for multiple charges that include murder and driving under the influence.
The May 27, 2015 crash occurred between two vehicles near Monastery Drive in Eagle River, one driven by 23-year-old Xeng Yang. Anchorage police said Yang’s Subaru Legacy crossed the center line and collided head on with a Toyota Rav4 traveling in the opposite direction.
Yang’s passenger, 22-year-old Yong Lor, was killed in the crash. Yang was hospitalized, as was someone from the other vehicle.
Shortly after the crash, police released a statement saying alcohol and speed were factors in the crash. On June 24, 2015, charges were filed against Yang, who was arraigned on June 26. He was temporarily held under a bail of $10,000 cash corporate with a requirement for a third-party custodian.
Yang was later indicted on a number of serious charges relating to the crash, including second-degree murder, manslaughter, driving under the influence, and two counts each of first-, second- and fourth-degree assault, online court records show.
Lor’s death was one of 28 homicides investigated by the Anchorage Police Department last year.
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