Fairbanks snowmachiner dies in accident

Posted: Monday, February 25, 2002

FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks snowmobiler was killed over the weekend when he went off a trail while riding north of the city, Alaska State Troopers report.

Kenneth Harvey, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene of the Saturday crash, troopers said.

Harvey was snowmachining with David Simmons, 35, about four miles up a trail that runs from Olnes Pond, according to trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson. Simmons notified authorities about the crash shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday.

Olnes Pond is about eleven miles up the Elliott Highway from Fairbanks.

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