ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Anchorage Police said 57-year-old Steven Powers, of Anchorage, died Tuesday evening when his motorcycle slammed into a guardrail on the Seward Highway.
Lt Dave Parker said it happened around 9:20 p.m. at mile 112, near McHugh Creek.
Police said Powers was thrown from a blue 2004 Yamaha sport-bike onto Alaska Railroad property and was wearing a blue helmet and blue riding gear. A train was stopped as police conducted its investigation.
Witnesses told police that Powers was riding northbound and crossed into the southbound lane around a corner. Police said a southbound vehicle moved to the far right to avoid striking Powers and the motorcycle struck the guardrail and ejected Powers from the bike.
Powers went down the embankment landing near the railroad.
Police said a nurse traveling on the highway began CPR until medics arrived. Powers was pronunced dead on the scene around 9:40 p.m.
His motorcyle careened off of the rail and continued northbound for about 1000 feet without Powers and entered a ditch, struck a boulder, and came to rest in the roadway.