Anchorage man killed in motorcycle crash

Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- An Anchorage man was killed Monday afternoon when he was thrown from his motorcycle and then run over by a truck, according to Anchorage police.

The 23-year-old man was trying to make a left turn off of Tudor Road, a major Anchorage artery, at about 2:15 p.m., according to police. As he entered the center turn lane, the bike hit the back of a van also making a left turn.

The rider was thrown off the motorcycle and into the oncoming traffic lane. He was then hit by a truck hauling a portable building, killing him instantly, police reported.

The driver of the truck, Ivan Jensen, 59, wasn't hurt Neither was Benjamin Hughes, 52, who was driving the van.

Tudor Road was closed for an hour after the incident.

Police didn't release the name of the victim Monday because relatives hadn't been notified.

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