26-year-old snowmachiner dies in collision on Big Lake ice road

A 26-year-old Wasilla man died Sunday when his snowmachine collided with a parked truck on the Big Lake ice road, Alaska State Troopers said.

David Nose was near the Burkeshore Marina in Big Lake around 5:35 p.m. when he struck the unoccupied pickup, troopers said. Medics attempted lifesaving measures but Nose died at the scene, troopers said. The Big Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded with troopers and wildlife troopers, according to troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain.

Nose was not wearing a helmet, and high speed was believed to be a factor in the collision, troopers said.

His next of kin was notified of his death and troopers said Nose’s body will be transported to the State Medical Examiner Office for autopsy.