A 46-year-old Fairbanks man was killed and a child passenger hurt when an SUV and a pickup collided on the Parks Highway near Fairbanks on Monday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers say.
Shawn Masterson was northbound when he lost control of a 2002 Ford Explorer and crossed into oncoming traffic, troopers said in an online dispatch posted Tuesday. A southbound Dodge Ram 3500 driven by 52-year-old Thomas Monicken of Fairbanks struck the Explorer.
Medics pronounced Masterson dead at the scene, troopers say. A child in the Explorer was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Monicken suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from the hospital.
An investigation continues.