• Forecast
  • News Tip
  • Categories
Temperature Precipitation
Estimated read time
50s

Authorities investigate fatal Old Richardson Highway collision

By KTVA CBS 11 News 3:43 PM July 29, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

One man was killed and another sustained serious injuries following a head-on collision near North Pole on the Old Richardson Highway Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Around 7:15 a.m., Alaska State Troopers were contacted about a two-vehicle crash between a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2008 Ford F350 on the highway near Sky Ranch Road at Mile 12, according to AST dispatch.

According to troopers, Eddie Ahyakak, 37, of Fairbanks was driving the truck westbound when he crossed the centerline and hit the Suburban. The Chevy became engulfed in flames.

Ahyakak was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the Suburban was tentatively identified as Ernest Ford, 59, of North Pole, AST dispatch said. Their next-of-kin have been notified.

The Alaska Bureau of of Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash. State Department of Transportation personnel were in the area when the collision happened and assisted with traffic control during the emergency response and the on-scene investigation. Traffic was impacted for about five hours, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Latest Stories

  • News

    Pipeline projects gets an export approval

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 15:00

    A federal agency has approved the export of liquefied natural gas from a proposed mega-project in Alaska to free-trade nations. The U.S. Department of Energy said Friday that the automatic approval, which was required by law, should not be read to indicate the department’s views on a still-pending request to export to non-free trade countries, […]

  • Politics

    Parnell won’t choose adjutant general on way out

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 12:28

    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell says he won’t appoint a new adjutant general before leaving office. In September, Parnell asked for and received the resignation of then-adjutant general Thomas Katkus amid a report into allegations of misconduct in the Alaska National Guard. The National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations found that victims did not trust […]

  • News

    Troopers: Remains identified as missing Ketchikan man

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 12:18

    Human remains found in a Ketchikan area home have been identified as the 49-year-old homeowner who went missing earlier this month, authorities say. Alaska State Troopers were notified this week that the remains had been identified as Ralph Smith, said AST spokeswoman Megan Peters. On Nov. 12, troopers responded to a house fire and shooting […]

  • News

    Teens indicted after detention center escape plot

    by Associated Press on Nov 21, 12:16

    Five teenagers have been indicted in connection with an escape plot at the Kenai Peninsula Youth Facility that injured two unarmed guards. The Peninsula Clarion (http://is.gd/5XKkos) reports 18-year-old Cody Rosenthal and four 16-year-old boys are charged with assault, robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery and riot in the Nov. 7 incident. Authorities say one of the […]

  • DayBreak

    Anchorage photographer features senior dogs in new book

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 11:22

    It all began three years ago when a local photographer adopted a senior dog at the Anchorage Animal Care and Control Center. Her paperwork said she had been dropped off, in part, because she was getting old. Today Grizzabella is one of the 70 senior dogs highlighted in a new portrait book “When Age Has […]

  • News

    Alaska post offices to reduce hours

    by Francesca Fenzi / KNOM on Nov 21, 9:29

    Dozens of post offices in Alaska face potentially reduced hours of operation beginning in January of next year. According to the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), most of those offices will experience a reduction from eight hours to six hours of operation per day — though some locations will decrease to as little as two hours […]

  • DayBreak

    Mic Check in the Morning: Jared Woods

    by KTVA CBS 11 News on Nov 21, 9:16

    His time in the jazz band and choir at East High School inspired him to write music. Now he performs his own extensive list of original tunes throughout Alaska. Anchorage singer and songwriter Jared Woods brought his rock/acoustic/americana sound to Daybreak for Mic Check in the Morning Friday. You can watch Woods perform Saturday, Nov. […]

  • Weather

    Daybreak weather, Nov. 21

    by Brett Shepard on Nov 21, 9:00

    Mostly cloudy again today with some rain showers over the eastern Kenai Peninsula and Prince William Sound. Southeast Alaska will see rain throughout much of the day. Interior Alaska will see mostly to partly sunny skies. On the North Slope skies will be mostly to partly cloudy. Out West there will be some lingering showers […]