Three people were injured, one seriously, in a fiery two vehicle accident Monday afternoon that closed the Parks Highway near Nenana.
Alaska State Troopers responded to Mile 314 of the highway around 12:49pm Monday.
According to trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen, a southbound tractor-trailer, pulling an oversized load, was traveling in both north and southbound
lanes of the Little Goldstream Creek Bridge causing northbound traffic to stop.
Ipsen says a northbound 1999 GMC pickup, driven by 57-year old Darla Coghill of Nenana, came to a sudden stop, and was struck from the rear
by a 2010 Volkswagon Jetta driven by 52 year old Miner Smith, also of Nenana.
The resulting collision, according to Ipsen, caused the GMC to burst into flames, but all occupants were able to escape their vehicles.
Smith was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Coghill, and her passenger, 50 year old Brian McManus of Nenana went to FMH as well, but refused EMS transport.
Both vehicles were declared a total loss.
The highway was re-opened to traffic around 2pm.