Fairbanks man dies in snowmachine accident

Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Fairbanks man died early Friday when his snowmachine slammed into a light pole.

Matthew Hampton, 22, was taken by ambulance to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers were called to the accident scene at 2:22 a.m. They said excessive speed is believed to have been a factor in the crash.

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