Fairbanks, Alaska (KINY) - The tanker crashed near mile 36 of the Dalton Highway.
Alaska State Troopers reported Richard A. Flansberg, 60, of Delta Junction, the driver of the truck, died in the crash. A passenger, Larry Bloodworth, 60, of Anchorage, was transported by Alyeska Pipeline Service to the company medical facility nearby.
The crash punctured the front tank of the tanker and spilled 2 thousand gallons of heating fuel. The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation was notified and clean-up procedures are underway.
Troopers said it appeared speed and road conditions were contributors to the crash. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt.
The investigation into the crash continues.