One teenage girl is dead and another has sustained serious life-threatening injuries after a t-bone accident on Bradway and Badger Road last evening.
According to officials on scene, the two girls were driving a car when they collided with a large F-350 truck; witnesses claimed they could hear the sound of the crash from miles away.
Troopers Spokeswoman Megan Peters said while entering Badger they were struck directly on the drivers side.
North Star Fire Department, North Pole Fire Department, and Alaska State Troopers highway patrol responded to the scene of the accident.
North Star Battalion Chief Justin Boddy said firefighters had to use the jaws of life to extricate the girls from the car and Badger Road was shut down to traffic for almost 3 hours.
The driver identified as 18-year-old Elizabeth Schack was declared deceased at the hospital; the driver of the truck, 51-year-old Jeffrey Butler of Fairbanks was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with minor injuries and was released.
The passenger, now identified as Larisa Brown, was medevaced to Anchorage's Providence Medical Center where she is listed in "fair" condition as of this afternoon.
Sources say the two girls had just graduated from North Pole High School with the class of 2014.