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Las Vegas man dies in Alaska crash

Posted: Friday, August 29, 2008

FAIRBANKS - A Las Vegas man died in a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening on the Elliott Highway in Alaska's Interior.

Alaska State Troopers said 64-year-old Donald A. Cornell died at the scene of the crash near mile 65 of the highway.

Troopers say the accident occurred Wednesday evening when Cornell's motorcycle struck the rear of a motorcycle driven by 61-year-old Daniel Vanderhorstof, also of Las Vegas.

Troopers said Vanderhorstof had been turning right to get off the northbound highway lane when his motorcycle was hit.

Both men were thrown off their motorcycles, which ended up on their sides. Troopers estimate each had been traveling at about 25 mph.

Both drivers were wearing helmets and Vanderhorstof was not hurt.



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