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Troopers: Fatality confirmed in Glenn Highway crash

By KTVA CBS 11 News 5:58 PM July 10, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

Alaska State Troopers responded to a fatal collision on the Glenn Highway near Eureka Thursday afternoon.

According to AST dispatch, Texas residents William Briggs, 69, and Linda Lou Briggs, 68, were driving a 2014 Winnebago motor home northbound on the highway when a southbound red Ford pickup crossed the center line and struck the motor home head on around 3:20 p.m. Troopers said the truck’s driver — 67-year-old Anchorage resident Cesar Justo Lao-Ing — was pronounced dead at the scene.

William Briggs, who troopers said suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries, was medevaced to Providence Alaska Medical Center by helicopter. Linda Briggs suffered minor injuries and was medevaced to Providence by fixed-wing aircraft, according to AST. While the case remains under investigation, troopers said everyone involved in the crash was wearing a seatbelt and alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

One lane of the highway was closed for several hours Thursday afternoon and evening while troopers and medics responded to the crash.

 

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