Motorcyclist dead after collision with car in Sterling

A Sterling man has died after colliding with a truck on his motorcycle on Thursday.

Sterling resident Michael Corteg, 60, died on scene Thursday. Alaska State Troopers wrote in a dispatch that Corteg, who was riding a BMW motorcycle, collided with a Chevy pickup truck on Peaceful Circle in Sterling around 5 p.m. Thursday. Corteg was ejected off the bike and landed off the road with life-threatening injuries and died at the scene, according to the dispatch. He had been wearing a helmet.

The Chevy had been trying to turn left onto Sandlin and saw the motorcyclist coming and tried to swerve left, but Corteg also swerved left and hit the front passenger side of the truck, according to the dispatch.

–Staff report

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