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Fairbanks motorcyclist dies in crash

FAIRBANKS - A 38-year-old Fairbanks motorcycle driver died when his bike crashed northeast of the city.

Alaska State Troopers say Alexander Holder died in the accident late Tuesday night.

A witness told troopers that Holder was traveling at high speed on the Old Steese Highway when he lost control and drove into trees. He was ejected into a creek.

Emergency responders from the Steese Volunteer Fire Department attempted lifesaving measures but Holder died at the scene.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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