George Maxie, 12-10-05

In brief

Published: December 13, 2005


Snowmachine hits chunk of ice and crashes, killing 18-year-old

An 18-year-old man died after he lost control of his snowmachine and crashed, hitting his head, Alaska State Troopers said.

The body of George Maxie, of Napaskiak, was found Saturday around noon, troopers said.

Troopers say Maxie was driving his snowmachine from his village to Bethel when, about a mile outside of Oscarville, his machine struck a piece of ice and he lost control.

-- Anchorage Daily News