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Early morning crash leaves one man dead, another hospitalized

(Sara Tewksbury/KTVF)
Published: Sep. 5, 2020 at 4:28 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) -An early morning car crash in West Fairbanks has left one man dead and another hospitalized.

Around 3:30 Saturday morning the Alaska State Troopers received multiple reports of a crash near the Chena Pump Road and Chena Ridge Road intersection.

Officials found debris on the road and a cleared path off the road leading to a vehicle in a nearby slough. Two men were freed from vehicle and treated by Emergency Medical Staff.

The driver was pronounced dead on scene and the passenger was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Troopers say excessive speed and alcohol were contributors to the crash.

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