FAIRBANKS — Slick road conditions are cited as the cause of a vehicle crash that killed two people on Badger Road at Arctic Fox Drive near the intersection of Nordale Road late Monday afternoon.
Alaska State Troopers report Melisa Stoutenberg, 22, of Fairbanks, driving a 2007 Honda Civic, was traveling northbound on Badger Road when she entered a curve and lost control on black ice. Her vehicle slid into the oncoming lane and was struck head-on by a 2003 Toyota Tacoma, a full-size pickup, driven by Edgardo Ramirez, 43, of Fairbanks.
Stoutenberg and Alan Oines, 23, of Fairbanks, one of two passengers in the Civic, were pronounced dead at the scene.
Another passenger, Keith Farris, 24, of Fairbanks, and Ramirez sustained non-life threatening injuries and were taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The scene of the accident was closed to traffic shortly after the 4:40 p.m. collision and remained blocked for four hours as members of the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol investigated the crash site.
According to the preliminary report, alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the collision. Ramirez was the only person wearing a seat belt.
The Fairbanks area continues to be under a traffic advisory.
Warm afternoon temperatures and freezing night temperatures make for extremely slippery roads.
Drivers are advised to use extreme caution when traveling and to watch for crews and equipment working on the roads.