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SUV driver turned into motorcyclist’s path before fatal collision, police say

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: September 24, 2019
  • Published September 22, 2019

Update, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday:

The motorcyclist killed in a collision Sunday night with an SUV was 26-year-old Paxon Messing, police said in an update.

Messing was northbound on Old Seward Highway on a black Kawasaki motorcycle when a southbound black Lexus SUV began a left turn onto Sundown Court and collided with him, police said.

The other driver has not been identified, and no charges have been filed.

Correction: This story has been updated to correct the spelling of the motorcycle rider’s name. It is Paxon Messing, not Paxon Manning.

Original story: A motorcyclist was killed Sunday evening in a collision with an SUV on the Old Seward Highway in South Anchorage, police said.

The man driving the motorcycle hadn’t been publicly identified as of Monday morning and few details were immediately available.

Police said they got a report around 7:40 p.m. of a collision on the Old Seward Highway at the intersection with Sundown Court. The area is south of Dimond Boulevard and north of 100th Avenue.

Police said the motorcyclist was on the ground when they arrived, and was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. A woman driving the SUV was on the scene and was being questioned Sunday night, police said.

Northbound lanes of the Old Seward Highway between Lakewood Court and Grange Drive were shut down for several hours while police investigate but all lanes were open early Monday.