Wasilla, Alaska (KINY) - A motorcycle collided with an SUV at the intersection of Bridal Path Drive and Wasilla Fishhook Road, taking a life Tuesday afternoon.
Alaska State Troopers said Brett Hopper, 35, was operating the motorcycle at a high rate of speed southbound on Wasilla Fishhook Road.
Hopper tried to pass slower-moving traffic in a no-passing area and collided with an SUV operated by Ted Richey, 57, who was making a left turn at the intersection of Bridal Path Drive.
Hopper was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
Troopers said Hopper was wearing a helmet. Richey was not injured.
The investigation into the crash is continuing.