KAKE - A 42-year-old Kake man died when he crashed his bicycle into a telephone pole.
Roderick D. Cavanaugh died in the southeast Alaska village Saturday.
Alaska State Troopers investigators say Cavanaugh was riding a bicycle down a steep hill on Totem Road and failed to navigate a turn onto Silver Spur Road.
He crossed the intersection and smashed into the telephone pole on the other side.
Cavanaugh was not wearing a helmet.
Troopers say alcohol use was involved.
Cavanaugh's body will be transported to Anchorage for an autopsy.
Kake is a village of 500 on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island 38 miles northwest of Petersburg and 95 miles southwest of Juneau.
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