Teen dies in crash of four-wheeler outside Unalakleet

October 26, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a teenager in a western Alaska village died after crashing his all-terrain vehicle.

The body of 18-year-old Levi Sagoonick of Shaktoolik was found near a wrecked four-wheeler outside the village of Unalakleet (YOO-nah-lah-kleet).

Troopers say the ATV struck a water pipe near the landfill south of the village.

Troopers took a call on the crash shortly after 12:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Sagoonick had been seen the night before driving the four-wheeler through the village.

Troopers say he was not wearing a helmet.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

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