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Police Investigating Early Morning Hillside Motorcycle Crash Fatality

By Josh Staab, Digital Content Supervisor, jstaab@ktuu.com
Published On: Jul 17 2014 09:26:06 AM AKDT
Updated On: Jul 17 2014 09:25:00 AM AKDT

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ANCHORAGE -

Anchorage Police are investigating an early Thursday morning motorcycle crash that resulted in the death of the rider, according to police.

Police were dispatched to Upper Huffman Road around 2:21 a.m. responding to the crash.

Investigators have been able to determine the driver, identified as Nicholas Byers, 31, left the road and went down an embankment near Glen Alps Road, police said.

Police report Byers was declared dead at the scene. Officials added the driver was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Next of kin have been notified.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

This is a developing story. Check back with KTUU.com for more details.