ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Kivalina man was found dead early Tuesday morning of injuries he suffered in a snowmachine accident.
Villagers found Robert Hawley Jr., 44, near his snowmachine in the Kivalina lagoon. They notified Alaska State Troopers at 3 a.m.
Troopers said Hawley was apparently traveling fast, without a helmet, and that he apparently had been drinking alcohol.
Hawley's body was sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.
Troopers said Hawley is the 23rd snowmachine-related fatality of the winter.
Kivalina is on the west coast of Alaska 80 miles northwest of Kotzebue.
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