Wasilla man dies in Big Lake snowmachine crash

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A Wasilla man was killed Sunday evening when his snowmachine crashed into a parked pickup truck near Big Lake, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said in an online dispatch that they responded to the Big Lake Ice Road crash that killed 26-year-old David Nose at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

“Investigation revealed (Nose) was riding his 2003 Polaris RMK 700 west on the Big Lake Ice Road near the Burkeshore Marina when he collided with a parked flatbed (Dodge) Ram 3500,” troopers said.

Responding medics tried to treat Nose, but he died at the scene. Troopers said his family have been notified.

High speed was a suspected factor in the crash, troopers said, and Nose was not wearing a helmet. His body will be sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Chris Klint is a web producer and breaking news reporter at Alaska Public Media. Reach him at cklint@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Chris here.

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