Anchorage police have identified 26-year-old Paxson Messing as the motorcyclist killed Sunday evening in a collision with an SUV.

"The preliminary investigation found that the driver of a black 2015 Lexus SUV was traveling southbound on Old Seward Highway and the driver of a black 2019 Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling northbound," the Anchorage Police Department wrote in a community update. "The driver of the SUV attempted to make a left turn onto Sundown Court and collided with the motorcycle."

Police say the investigation is continuing. No charges or arrests have been made at this time.

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A motorcyclist is dead after he and an SUV collided in south Anchorage, according to a Sunday night community alert from the Anchorage Police Department. 

Police shut down the northbound lanes of Old Seward Highway from Lakewood Court to Grange Drive around 8 p.m. Sunday. The roads remained closed until about 12:17 a.m. Monday. 

Anchorage police say dispatch received the call about the crash around 7:40 p.m. Sunday. 

The crash occurred at the intersection of Old Seward Highway and Sundown Court. 

When police arrived, they found the motorcyclist on the ground. He was later taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

The driver of the SUV stayed at the scene and she was cooperative with APD officers, the alert states.

The cause of the crash and any contributing factors are still under investigation.


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