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Anchorage Police Department
Tuesday April 29th, 2014 :: 07:37 p.m. AKDT

Advisory

Police Investigate Vehicle Collision Resulting in death of Motorcyclist

Anchorage police are investigating a traffic collision resulting in the death of a motorcyclist. APD dispatch received a report of the collision just after 6 pm involving a motorcycle and a van that collided in the intersection of C Street and 8th Avenue. The motorcycle was headed southbound on C Street and the van was headed eastbound on 8th Avenue when the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet and protective gear.The driver of the van (and sole occupant of the vehicle) was not critically injured in the collision and was treated by medics at the scene. Alcohol does not initially appear to have been a factor in the collision. APD's Traffic Investigation Unit is on scene and further investigating the collision. C Street has been closed from 7th to 9th Avenue with traffic being redirected by police in the area. The identity of the deceased will not be released until police have made next of kin notification.

Address/Location
Anchorage Police Department
716 W 4th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 907-786-8900

Jennifer Castro
Public Affairs Unit
jcastro@muni.org
907-786-8571

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