One person is dead after two trucks collided in a construction zone on the Elliott Highway on Saturday.
Alaska State Troopers were notified at 2:41 p.m. Saturday of a motor collision in an active construction zone at Mile 6 Elliott Highway. Both vehicles involved were working on the highway construction project, according to a trooper news release.
Snow was falling in the area and roads were slick. A 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup started fishtailing as it drove uphill and the driver lost control. The Dodge crossed over the centerline and struck a 1975 Peterbilt dump truck heading in the opposite direction. The Peterbilt struck the Dodge and both vehicles slid into the northbound ditch.
The driver of the pickup was pronounced deceased on scene. The investigation is ongoing.
"I can't comment on who was involved in the crash since the troopers are investigating," said Caitlin Frye, spokesperson for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Northern Region.