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AP:

FAIRBANKS — Two members of a History Channel crew working on a new season of “Ice Road Truckers” were seriously injured when their pickup crashed into a semi during a blizzard on a remote Alaska highway.

The pickup smashed into a Carlyle Trucking tanker Thursday on the Dalton Highway about 22 miles south of Prudhoe Bay, the largest oil field in North America, according to North Slope Borough police.

Rick Jumper, 58, of Arlington, Wash., the driver of the pickup, and Ben Swinehart, 24, of North Hollywood, Calif., were transported to a clinic at Prudhoe Bay and flown to Anchorage. Their conditions were not available Tuesday night.

Two others in the pickup, Hugh Peterson, 29, of West Hollywood, Calif., and Scott Simper, 40, of Salt Lake City sustained what police called minor injuries.

 

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