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Police Investigating Early Morning Hillside Motorcycle Crash Fatality

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 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.

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