Police release name of North Pole man killed in traffic accident

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2000

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- Police have identified a man who died Wednesday, shortly after driving across a road and crashing into some trees off the Richardson Highway.

Jan Wawrytko, 75, from North Pole was pronounced dead at the scene, Fairbanks police said.

He managed to avoid hitting some other cars before slamming into the trees, officers said.

Police believe the accident may have been related to the victim's heart condition. Wawrytko's body was sent to the state Medical Examiner's office to determine the cause of death.

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