Robert G. Schachle 2011-01-23
Snowmachine crash kills helmetless driver
By LISA DEMER, firstname.lastname@example.org, Published: January 23rd, 2011
A Houston man riding his snowmachine early Sunday on a path that runs alongside
the Parks Highway died after crashing into a utility pole, Alaska State Troopers
Robert G. Schachle, 46, had a weak pulse when medics first got to him but died before
reaching the hospital, troopers said. He wasn't wearing a helmet. Troopers say they
believe alcohol was a factor.
Troopers got a 911 call about the crash at Mile 51.5 at about 4 a.m. It appears
that Schachle may have gotten into some powder when he ran into the pole. The initial
investigation suggests he was catapulted over the handlebars and hit the light pole.
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