A head on collision late Saturday night resulted in the death of Wasilla man, Alaska State Troopers say.
According to troopers, the accident occurred around 10 p.m. Saturday night, involving a 2012 Jeep Wrangler traveling eastward on Bogard Road and a 1980 Yamaha motorcycle heading in the opposite direction. AST spokewoman Beth Ipsen reported that at the time of the accident, the driver of the Jeep was attempting to turn onto Caribou Street, and crossed the lane the motorcycle was traveling in when they collided.
Troopers responding to the scene discovered the motorcycle driver, Cameron MacDonald, 29, was trapped under the Jeep. With the help from bystanders, Ipsen notes, they were able to lift the vehicle off of him, but he died at the scene from his injuries.
The driver of the Jeep, 29-year-old Ross Forys, also of Wasilla, was not reported to have any injuries. Troopers are awaiting toxicology reports, and Ipsen says they believe the Jeep may have been in the wrong lane of travel. She notes, however, that driving motorcycles in certain conditions is dangerous.
“I'm a motorcycle rider myself,” Ipsen said. “And it's one of those things, where us bikers, we always ride like nobody can see us, and unfortunately sometimes that's the case.”