Three people die in fiery crash on Seward Highway

Posted: Sunday, August 17, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Three people died after their car hydroplaned across the Seward Highway in rainy conditions and slammed into an incoming motorhome, Alaska State Troopers said Saturday.

Troopers did not immediately release the names of the people who died in the crash Friday night. The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. near Mile 73 south of Girdwood.

The three were heading north in a Ford Mustang when the car hydroplaned onto a southbound lane, striking the motorhome, troopers said.

Both vehicles burst into flames.

Two people inside the motorhome 41-year-old Toni Fisher of Sterling and her 6-year-old daughter managed to escape. Immediately after, an explosion in the vehicle flipped it over onto its side.

The three people inside the Mustang were fully engulfed in flames inside the car and could not escape, troopers said.

Fisher and her daughter suffered moderate injuries and were taken to an Anchorage hospital.

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