Victims identified in Seward Highway crash

Posted: Tuesday, August 19, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) Three people who died in a fiery car crash last Friday on the Seward Highway have been identified.

Troopers identified the victims as Eduardo Prieto, 25, and Brian Bullock, 24, both of Eagle River, and Quianna Clay, 25, of Anchorage.

Troopers said they believe Prieto was driving the Ford Mustang north near Mile 63 about 6:30 p.m. in rainy conditions when it hydroplaned and slammed into a southbound motorhome. Both vehicles burst into flames.

The two occupants of the motorhome 41-year-old Toni Fisher of Sterling and her 6-year-old daughter managed to escape their vehicle just before it exploded. They suffered moderate injuries and were taken to an Anchorage hospital.

Troopers said the state medical examiner determined the three in the Mustang died immediately from the impact of the crash, not from the fire.

Troopers' initial investigation indicates the Mustang was traveling very fast and had just finished passing a number of vehicles.

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