According to an Alaska State Troopers dispatch, troopers were informed of the crash on Fairview Loop shortly before 1 p.m. Both patrol troopers and troopers with the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol responded to the scene.
“Investigation revealed that Michael Carlyle, (age) 36 of Wasilla, was operating his motorcycle northbound on Fairview (L)oop when he collided with a moose and was thrown several hundred feet,” troopers wrote. “Carlyle died on scene and it appears the moose died on impact.”
An investigation of the crash temporarily closed Fairview Loop, with traffic being diverted through the area. Troopers say Carlyle was apparently wearing his helmet.
AST has notified Carlyle’s next of kin.
This summer’s other moose-motorcycle crashes include the July 15 death of Connecticut man Philip J. Dubuorg, 57, in a collision near Delta Junction while troopers say he was on a cross-country motorcycle trip. Another Wasilla man, 45-year-old Charles G. Moses, was seriously injured July 23 when a moose calf stepped in front of his motorcycle near Mile 122 of the Parks Highway.