Alaska motorcyclist killed after bike crashes into trees, ejects him into creek

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A Fairbanks motorcyclist has died after authorities say he lost control of the vehicle and crashed into trees along the side of the highway.

The incident was reported just before midnight on May 21. The driver, Alexander Holder, 38, of Fairbanks, was traveling on the Old Steese Highway near Goldstream Road.

Alaska State Troopers reported Wednesday that Holder was driving his bike "at a high rate of speed, lost control, and went into the trees; Holder was ejected into a creek."

Steese Highway Fire Department arrived at the crash and started life saving measures, but AST said those measured failed, and Holder was pronounced deceased on scene at 12:01 a.m.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office was notified and requested Holder’s body be sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.

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