Tuesday night at about 9:15pm, the Alaska State Troopers in Soldotna received a report of a snow machine fatality.
Trooper investigation revealed that 61-year-old Charles Wadkins of Nikiski, had died after falling from his snow machine after he struck a beaver dam.
The crash occurred approximately 15-miles northeast of the end of the Kenai Spur Hwy. Wadkins body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s in Anchorage office for autopsy.
Wadkins was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Alcohol and high speeds are believed to be factors in the crash.