FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers are investigating a crash that killed a 52-year-old North Pole man northeast of Fairbanks.
Troopers say David Haase lost control of his sedan just after 11 p.m. Sunday at Mile 4 Chena Hot Springs Road as he drove east. A witness told troopers Haase was traveling at about 80 mph.
His car slid into the westbound lane and was struck by a vehicle driven by 53-year-old James Graham of Clear.
Troopers say the road was covered with black ice.
Haase was not wearing a seat belt.
Steese Volunteer Fire Department responders pronounced Haase dead about 20 minutes after the crash.
Graham was wearing a seat belt and sustained what troopers said were minor injuries.
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