Troopers report that they responded to the collision near mile 31 of the Glenn Highway at 6:02 pm on Thursday and opened an investigation into the crash that took the life of one and injured several others.
The trooper investigation revealed that 22-year-old Trenton Shepersky of Wasilla was traveling southbound in a 2008 Chevy Colorado, when he drove into and through the highway meridian and entered the northbound lane of travel.
Shepersky collided head on with a 2015 motorhome then impacted a 2013 Alaska Department of Public Safety Chevy van. A female passenger in the motorhome was killed in the collision, and pronounced deceased at the scene. The identity of the female was not revealed pending notification of her next of kin.
The three other occupants of the motorhome were also injured in the collision. 25-year-old Misa Shimiza of Japan was taken to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment of her injuries, while 27-year-old Alex Violet of France and 30-year-old Beryl Vigneri of British Columbia were taken to the Alaska Regional Hospital in Anchorage. Once there, the two were treated and released.
The driver and sole occupant of the Chevy van, 43-year-old Jeremy Doty, was taken to MSRMC for treatment of minor injuries.
Shepersky was transported by air by EMS to Providence Medical Center for treatment of his injuries.
Shepersky’s vehicle was totaled in the accident, the motorhome suffered extensive front end damage and the Chevy van received approximately $5,000 worth of damage.