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The Bureau of Highway Patrol-Kenai Peninsula responded to the crash scene at 11:32pm and found that 30-year-old Benjamin Kruse and his three-year-old son were riding on an ATV on the roadway when Kruse lost control of the ATV and rolled it. Neither Kruse, nor his son were wearing a helmet at the time of the incident.
Kruse was killed in the accident, his son did not suffer any injuries. Kruse was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Peninsula Memorial Chapel responded, and took possession of the remains, after the State Medical Examiner’s office was notified of the death.
The investigation into the crash is continuing, troopers believe alcohol was a factor in the incident.
Next of kin was notified of Kruse’s death.