Colorado man killed in ATV crash near Butte

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Published: May. 22, 2023 at 3:54 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - An ATV rider was found dead after a reported crash near the Jim Creek Recreational Campground, according to a dispatch from Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers learned of an ATV crash at 8:19 p.m. on Saturday.

Responding troopers and EMS found 38-year-old Christopher Andersen, of Colorado, dead at the bottom of a 25-foot drop-off about 3 miles from the Jim Creek trailhead.

Troopers said Andersen was not wearing safety equipment at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor, troopers said.

Andersen’s body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.