News Alert: Fatal motor vehicle accident on the Old Richardson

NORTH POLE- One person is dead and another has been sent to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital after a fatal, head on motor vehicle collision this morning on the Old Richardson Highway.

According to David Daniell, Deputy Fire Chief with North Star Fire, two full-size vehicles were involved in the accident.

The accident occurred right next to Holland Aviation Avenue; Troopers are still on scene and the Old Richardson is blocked off near 12-mile to all motorists while they investigate the cause of the accident.

Daniell said after the head on collision, one of the vehicles was fully engulfed in flames and the other caught fire on the front end.

Both vehicles sustained major damage.

An investigation is still ongoing.