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Car Lands Nose-First on Frozen Chena River
Someone in Fairbanks took a wild ride to bring in the new year.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Someone in Fairbanks took a wild ride to bring in the new year.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports a vehicle slid through an intersection early Tuesday morning, crashed through a fence and went airborne after hitting a large decorative rock. The car wound up hitting the frozen Chena River nose first, and then rolled onto its top.
The unidentified driver, a 29-year-old man, initially left the scene and later checked himself into a hospital with injuries.
Police interviewed the driver. They say alcohol was likely involved, but it's doubtful charges will be filed. The accident remains under investigation.