Junction City soldier dies in weekend Alaska motorcycle crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Army has identified a man who died in an Alaska motorcycle crash as a soldier from Junction City.

Thirty-one-year-old Staff Sgt. Maurice Tucker crashed on Anchorage’s Minnesota Drive just before 8 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses say the Tucker had stopped for a red light at Spenard Road while heading south.

On a green light, he took off at high speed, lost control and began doing “speed wobbles.”

Witnesses tell police Tucker was thrown from the bike and struck the pole at Jefferson Avenue as the motorcycle slid several hundred feet down the roadway.

Emergency responders declared Tucker dead at the scene.

 

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