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On 7/1/18 at approximately 1318 hours, Alaska State Troopers responded to a two vehicle collision involving a motorcycle near mile post 42.0 of the Seward Highway. Preliminary investigation revealed Aaron Smith, age 44 of Eagle River, was traveling south on the Seward Highway on a black 1996 Harley Davidson motorcycle. Smith was following a white 2005 Dodge pickup. The pickup was druveb by a 15 year old of Seward. The Dodge pickup braked hard and Smith rear-ended the pickup. Smith was ejected off the motorcycle and later pronounced dead on scene. Smith was wearing a helmet. The 15 year old reported wearing her seatbelt and was uninjured. Impairment and speed do not appear to be factors. Next of kin has been notified of the death. The Seward Highway was closed for approximately 1.5 hours for the investigation.
Posted on 7/1/2018 6:35:59 PM by DPS\mazweifel