Man killed in Fairbanks crash, juvenile passenger suffers 'serious injuries'

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTUU) - A Fairbanks man was killed after his car collided with another vehicle along the Parks Highway on Monday.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, Shawn Masterson, 46, of Fairbanks, was driving north on the Parks Highway in a 2002 Ford Explorer. Also in the SUV was a juvenile passenger, who has not been identified.

As Masterson was driving, he reportedly "lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the opposing lane of travel."

At this time, a Dodge Ram 3500 heading south and driven by a 52-year-old Fairbanks man, crashed with the Explorer head on.

Troopers say Masterson was declared dead on the scene by emergency medical personnel. His juvenile passenger reportedly was rushed to the hospital in Fairbanks with "serious injuries."

The driver of the Dodge suffered only minor injuries, and was later released from Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

The investigation into what caused Masterson to lose control is ongoing, troopers say.