JBER soldier dies after motorcycle crash near Parks Highway
A soldier from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson died after crashing his motorcycle Saturday along the Glenn Highway near the Parks Highway interchange.
The U.S. Army Alaska stated in a release dated Aug. 20 that Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II lost control of his motorcycle and hit a guardrail and was severely injured. He died from injuries sustained in the crash, but officials did not specify when.
The 26-year-old was an infantryman assigned to the Fourth Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division's Third Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Woods was from Salem, Virginia, and joined the Army in January 2013. He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia and served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington and Fort Carson, Colorado, before moving to Alaska in August 2016.
His awards include an Army Commendation Medal with "C" device, three Army Achievement Medals, a Valorous Unit Award, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, an Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge.
The accident is being investigated, according to the release.
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