Fatal accident on Chena Hot Springs Road

Alaska State Troopers
Alaska State Troopers(KTVF)
Published: Nov. 16, 2021 at 4:56 PM AKST
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - The Alaska State Troopers responded to a motor vehicle collision fatality Monday around 5:30 p.m.

According to the trooper dispatch, a pickup truck driven by a 17-year-old male, heading east, crossed the center line of the road and collided with a tanker truck, heading west near two-mile Chena Hot Springs Road. The driver and sole occupant of the pickup, was declared deceased at the scene of the accident. There were no other injuries reported.

Chena Hot Springs Road was closed for approximately five and a half hours while Troopers documented and cleared the scene. Occupants were wearing seat belts, and alcohol or drugs do not appear to be contributing factors at this time.

Troopers are continuing their investigation into the accident.

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