Anchorage man dies in motorcycle crash

Posted: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Mile 65.5 of the Sterling Highway was closed to through traffic for two hours Sunday after an Anchorage man riding a motorcycle hit a guardrail.

Adam S. Herrick, 36, of Anchorage, was driving northbound on the highway when he hit the guardrail and was thrown from his 2004 Yamaha motorcycle.

Emergency dispatch received a call reporting the accident at 3:03 p.m. Central Emergency Services responders pronounced Herrick dead at the scene.

“According to witnesses, he was not wearing a helmet,” said Sgt. James Truesdell.

The highway had to be closed for an extended period of time because both the motorcycle and rider were in the middle of the road, he said.

Truesdell said troopers are still investigating why the motorcyclist hit the guard-rail.

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