Kasilof man killed in Seward Highway crash

A Kasilof man was killed Saturday in a head-on collision on the Seward Highway. James Ries, 66, was driving his red Chevrolet pickup south on the Seward Highway when a silver Chevorlet pickup truck driven by Ronnie Allen, 53, of Anchorage crossed the centerline and struck Ries’ vehicle, according to Alaska State Troopers. Ries was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ries had his wife, Supaporn Ries, 28, of Kasilof and his 9-year-old daughter Ming Ries in the vehicle with him.

The accident occurred at approximately 4:20 p.m. at mile 83.9, according to the trooper report. Troopers closed the highway at the time of the crash and did not reopen it until around 10 p.m.

Allen and Supaporn Ries were airlifted to Providence Medial Center in Anchorage for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, according to the report. Ming Ries was also taken to Providence by ambulance for treatment.

Troopers said an investigation is under way to determine the cause of the crash.

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