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Police investigate fatal downtown collision

By KTVA CBS 11 News 10:09 AM April 30, 2014
ANCHORAGE –

A 27-year-old man has died following a Downtown Anchorage collision Tuesday evening, authorities said.

Shortly after 6 p.m., police dispatch received a report of a collision between a van and motorcycle at the intersection of C Street and Eighth Avenue, according to a statement from Anchorage Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Castro.

The motorcyclist, later identified as Robert Zachary Firlan, was headed southbound on C Street. The driver of the van was moving eastbound on Eighth Avenue when the two collided, Castro said. The force of the impact was so strong a rear tire of the van flew off, police said.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet and protective gear, was hospitalized and pronounced dead, Castro said.

The driver of the van, who was the only person in the vehicle, was not critically injured, she said.

APD’s Traffic Investigation Unit is looking into the cause of the collision. Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors, police said.

“C Street is closed from Seventh to Ninth Avenue while authorities investigate the collision,” APD tweeted at 8:19 p.m.

–Check back for updates on this developing story.

The family has set up a fund to help pay for the memorial service.

 

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