Motorhome crash kills two

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2007

 

  Two people were killed Tuesday when a motorhome ran off the road and crashed into several trees on the Seward Highway near Seward. Photo courtesy Alaska State Troo

Two people were killed Tuesday when a motorhome ran off the road and crashed into several trees on the Seward Highway near Seward.

Photo courtesy Alaska State Troo

Two people were killed and four others injured when a motorhome crashed into a ditch at Mile 25 of the Seward Highway Tuesday afternoon. Upon entering the ditch, the motorhome crashed into several trees causing the passenger-side panel to be ripped off.

According to a press release issued by Alaska State Troopers, Jeffrey Klausing and his wife Dawn, both 41, of Hawaii, were ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

Eilene Podoll, 57, was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital and is in fair condition. The other victims, Catherine Dagata, 28, and Fatima Leonard, 30, were taken to Providence Seward Medical and Care Center, while Donald Bobilya, 73, was released from Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna.

Only Eilene Podoll and driver Dale Podoll, 58, were wearing seatbelts.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Alcohol is not suspected to be a factor.



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