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A 59-year-old Fairbanks man is dead following a single-vehicle collision at the Elliott Highway and Old Murphy Dome Road.

Jackie Lester was driving north in a Toyota Tundra when the vehicle veered off the road and overturned, troopers said. Lester died at the scene.

Alaska State Troopers spokesman Ken Marsh said the collision occurred “near a construction zone and some of the flaggers, they actually helped control traffic while we investigated the scene.”

Troopers were notified of the accident about 6:30 a.m. A text alert was sent out around 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday asking people to avoid the area.

The body is being sent to the state medical examiner's office for an autopsy.

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