Two Snow Machiners Dead in Aniak after Moose Collision

Two people in the community of Aniak are deceased following a collision with a moose there this weekend, troopers report.

According to the trooper dispatch, at 7 am on Saturday, AST received a report of two people near the basketball courts in Aniak off of Airport Boulevard. Aniak-based troopers, as well as the community’s Physician’s assistant and health aide, responded to the scene.

The preliminary investigation at the scene determined that 28-year-old Charles Lang.,Jr, and 16-year-old Kayden Morgan were riding on a snow machine when they collided with a moose that came onto the road. They were thrown from their machine and died at the scene.

The moose was located a short distance to the impact area. It too was deceased.

The victim’s next of┬ákin were notified of the incident. The investigation into the crash is continuing.