A Fairbanks woman died and five people were injured Thursday night in a two-vehicle collision on Farmers Loop Road.
According to a news release issued on the Alaska State Trooper website Friday afternoon, Ashley Sortman, 28, was driving a silver Pontiac when she passed another vehicle in a no-passing zone on a curve in the road and collided head-on with a silver Toyota Tacoma pickup truck.
Troopers, Fairbanks police and University of Alaska Fairbanks police, fire and EMS responded to the accident site at Farmers Loop Road and Shuros Drive at 9:47 p.m.
Sortman was pronounced dead on the scene, and all five occupants of the pickup truck — a 28-year-old man, a 27-year-old woman, a 72-year-old woman, a 10-year-old child and a 6-year-old child — were taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Sortman was the sole occupant of the Pontiac. Her next of kin have been notified and the investigation is ongoing.
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