Article courtesy of the Anchorage Daily News (adn.com):
Motorcyclist in accident dies
Published: June 14, 2007
A motorcyclist involved in a wreck last week has died, Anchorage police said.
Aaron Grinnell, 25, died Monday after suffering brain injuries from a crash on June 4 at the Seward Highway and Rabbit Creek Road, police Lt. Nancy Reeder said. Matthew Magruder, 19, the driver of a Ford pickup, pulled in front of a group of westbound motorcyclists about 9:30 p.m., Reeder said.
Grinnell, on a 2006 Yamaha, struck the pickup and toppled over it. He was wearing a helmet but it was badly damaged, Reeder said. Reeder said it was too early in the investigation to determine if citations or charges would be issued. There was no indication of alcohol or drugs but police are following standard procedure and conducting toxicology tests.
This is the first motorcycle fatality of the year and brings to 12 the number of traffic deaths in Anchorage so far. The city recorded 15 traffic fatalities last year, Reeder said.