Nikiski Snow Machiner Dies After Hitting Beaver Dam

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.

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