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.