Hoka Hey race participant dies in Alaska crash

Posted: Tuesday, July 06, 2010

ANCHORAGE - A second participant in a cross-country Harley-Davidson race has died - this time in a crash on an Alaska highway.

Alaska State Troopers say 63-year-old Kenneth J. Greene of Ocala, Fla., died Sunday afternoon after he crashed his motorcycle on the Glenn Highway near the Matanuska Glacier.

Troopers said Greene had been participating in the Hoka Hey Challenge, an 8,300-mile motorcycle race starting in Key West, Fla., and ending in Homer.

The race was marred with several accidents. Another participant died in Wyoming after he evidently fell asleep while riding.

Troopers said the Alaska crash happened after Greene drove onto the highway's shoulder and lost control of the motorcycle. He was ejected from the Harley and died at the scene.

The race officially ended late Saturday.

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