Fairbanks

2 Anchorage women die in separate rollover crashes on Parks Highway

Alaska State Troopers responded to two fatal rollover crashes Tuesday on the Parks Highway.

Healy-based troopers were notified of the first crash at Mile 206 of the highway at about 7:35 p.m., according to an online dispatch. While en route to the rollover, troopers were told it involved a fatality and a passenger was seriously injured.

Amanda Fleming, a 32-year-old from Anchorage, was driving a 2002 Toyota 4Runner southbound on the Parks "when the vehicle left the roadway, rolled approximately three times, causing the driver to be ejected," troopers said.

Fleming's passenger, James Guandolo, 27, of Colorado, was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, troopers said.

The state medical examiner has called for an autopsy.

Another woman from Anchorage died in a separate rollover crash on the Parks later Tuesday.

Fairbanks troopers were notified of the single-vehicle crash at Mile 324.7 of the highway just after 11 p.m.

Troopers said Charlene Harris, 25, was driving a 2005 Toyota pickup southbound when it left the road and overturned. Peterson was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further details were immediately available on either crash.

Jerzy Shedlock contributed reporting to this story.

Note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect name of one of the crash victims. The woman is Charlene Harris, 25, of Anchorage, not Charlene Peterson.

Suzanna Caldwell

Suzanna Caldwell is a former reporter for Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in 2017.

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