Vic Kohring dead: What happened? Glenn Highway crash Explained

Glenn Highway Crash

Kohring, 64, of Wasilla, was driving a van when it collided head-on with a semi-truck, according to Alaska State Police. Let’s see Glenn Highway Crash, what happened to Vic Kohring, how did he die, what was his cause of death.

Who is Vic Kohring?

Kohring, 64, was a Wasilla resident.

From 1995 until his resignation from the Alaska House of Representatives in 2007, Kohring ran as a conservative and served as the chair of an influential oil and gas committee.

Six senators were indicted and found guilty in the corruption scandal that broke in 2006 after FBI raids on his office and others. Kohring was one of them. In November 2007, a jury found him guilty of extortion, bribery, and conspiracy; a federal judge then gave him a 3 1/2-year jail term.


Glenn Highway Crash

Vic Kohring, a longtime Mat-Su lawmaker who attempted to run for office again despite being convicted of federal corruption charges in 2007, died on Tuesday after colliding head-on with a semi-truck on the Glenn Highway close to Palmer.


What happened on Glenn Highway?

Around 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the man was operating a Toyota minivan just north of Palmer when he for some reason crossed the middle line and hit the truck.

Kohring was pronounced dead at the site despite the response of troopers and medical workers, according to troopers.


Vic Kohring Cause of Death

Vic Kohring, a former congressman from Alaska who was involved in a corruption scandal that rocked the state legislature more than 15 years ago, was killed in a car accident on Tuesday.

According to Alaska State Troopers, the 64-year-old Wasilla resident was operating a minivan when it over the centre line of the Glenn Highway north of Palmer and struck a semi-truck head-on.


Vic Kohring Career

When the Justice Department acknowledged withholding information from Kohring’s defence, same misbehaviour that resulted in charges against U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens being dropped after a jury found him guilty of disclosure violations, Kohring appealed and received a new trial.

Kohring was sentenced to the time he had already served in federal prison: one year, plus 18 months of probation. Instead of having to go through a new trial on three felonies, Kohring pleaded guilty to one federal felony in 2011 for receiving bribes.

He acknowledged collecting $1,000 in cash from Veco chairman Bill Allen at a Juneau restaurant when Allen was attempting to have oil production taxes reduced in the 2006 Legislature. He also acknowledged requesting Allen to settle a $17,000 credit card debt.

In 2013, Kohring filed to run for a three-year term on the Wasilla City Council but lost to incumbent Brandon Wall after his probation finished and he promptly reregistered to vote.

In a statement posted to a website he founded, Kohring claimed that he “was the target of unscrupulous prosecutors from the so-called U.S. ‘Justice’ Department who were determined to convict a conservative lawmaker and longtime chairman of the Alaska Legislature’s Oil & Gas Committee, regardless of the facts or evidence.”

Kohring was pleased with his standing as a small-government, low-tax conservative who had been elected to the Alaska House seven times by Mat-Su voters. He discussed his case and his political stances in a number of columns.

Tribute to Vic Kohring

Kylej said,

Rest in Peace to big Vic Kohring. Vic indeed had his idiosyncrasies but he was the kindest gentleman to me on every #akleg occasion. I remember lobbying him in that ice-cold office that constantly smelled of lysol. We are all human, nobody is perfect. Don’t hate.

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