ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Two people were killed and two others injured in a North Pole vehicle collision Monday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Officials say troopers from the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol in Fairbanks responded to the scene, at Badger Road and Arctic Fox Drive, at about 4:40 p.m.
A 2007 Honda Civic driven by Fairbanks resident Melissa Foutenderg, 22, was headed north on Badger when Foutenderg entered a curve and lost control on black ice, slid into the oncoming lane and was struck head-on by a 2003 Toyota Tacoma driven by Fairbanks resident Edgardo Ramirez, 43.
Foutenderg and one of her passengers, 23-year-old Fairbanks resident Alan Oines, were pronounced dead at the scene. Her other passenger, 24-year-old Fairbanks resident Keith Farris, was taken to the hospital with Ramirez for non-life-threatening injuries.
Ramirez was the only person wearing a seat belt. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision.
Foutenderg and Oines’ next of kin have been notified.