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JBER soldier, 26, dies after motorcycle crash on Glenn Highway

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 21
  • Published August 21

A U.S. Army sergeant stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is dead after being seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on the Glenn Highway over the weekend.

U.S. Army Sgt. Timothy Woods, 26, died from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash on the Glenn Highway in Palmer on Aug. 17, 2019. Woods was stationed at Joint Base Elemndorf-Richardson. (Photo by U.S. Army)

“Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II was severely injured Saturday, Aug. 17, when ... he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a guardrail along the Glenn Highway near the (Parks) Highway interchange,” John Pennell, an Army spokesman, said in an email.

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which happened near Mile 35 of the Glenn in Palmer around 8 p.m., Alaska State Troopers said. The crash is still under investigation.

Woods, 26, was from Salem, Virginia, and had been in the Army since 2013, Pennell said. After training at Fort Benning in Georgia, he served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington and Fort Carson in Colorado before coming to Alaska in 2016.

“He was an infantryman assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment,” Pennell said.

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