Motorcyclist dies in collision with moose

The young moose had already been hit by another vehicle when the motorcyclist arrived on scene, troopers say
Motorcyclist dies in collision with moose
Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 6:53 AM AKDT|Updated: Aug. 15, 2022 at 8:28 AM AKDT
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GLENNALLEN, Alaska (KTUU) - A man driving a motorcycle died at the scene of a collision with a moose calf early Saturday morning on the Glenn Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said in a dispatch that 25-year-old Dennis Straughn III died after life-saving measures were attempted around mile 131 of the Glenn Highway just after midnight on Saturday morning.

In an email, a troopers spokesperson said the moose calf had already been struck by another vehicle and was lying in the roadway when the motorcyclist arrived on scene.

Troopers stationed in Glennallen responded to the scene, but later pronounced Straughn dead. Next of kin have been notified.

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