Anchorage police released a report on the fatal motorcycle/pickup collision that occurred on April 1 at the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and South Jaunita Loop on Friday morning.
Police revealed the cause of the collision was due to excessive speed on the part of the deceased, Victor Boneta.
According to the report, Anchorage Police Officer Dykstra observed Boneta speeding on the Old Glenn Highway prior to the accident and attempted a traffic stop but terminated the stop after Boneta failed to yield. Dykstra continued to observe Boneta as Boneta sped away northbound on the highway at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour.
Dykstra reported that Boneta was “splitting lanes” and passing traffic and progressing at a high rate of speed on the Old Glenn as he approached the intersection with South Juanita Loop.[xyz-ihs snippet=”adsense-body-ad”]
As Boneta approached the five-lane intersection, he encountered a southbound pickup truck operated by Richard Wilson, turning left onto South Juanita Loop. Boneta crashed into the truck and was thrown from his motorcycle, striking “a rock and concrete fence support on the northeast corner” of the intersection. The motorcycle continued ” a significant distance into a vacant field,” the police reported.
Despite “life-saving efforts” by Officer Dykstra, Boneta was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The investigation would find that the CBR600 motorcycle that Boneta was operating had been reported stolen some days before. He would also be found to have Methamphetamine and heroin, as well as a loaded handgun concealed on his person. Boneta, it would be determined by the State Medical Examiner, had both THC and Methamphetamine in his system at the time of the incident.
The driver of the pickup, Richard Wilson, consented to a blood draw as part of the investigation. He was found to have no alcohol in his system, but registered for active THC. The report stated that “officers did not note any signs of impairment on Wilson at the scene.”
The report concluded that “Given the rate of travel for the motorcycle, as reported by both witnesses and Officer Dykstra, coupled with the reckless behavior of “splitting lanes”, the cause of this collision was the manner in which Victor Boneta was operating the stolen motorcycle.”[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adversal-468×60”]