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Connecticut Motorcyclist Dies In Collision With Moose In Alaska

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 57-year-old Connecticut man died when his motorcycle struck a moose.

Troopers say Philip J. Dubourg was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision Sunday morning near Delta Junction.

According to troopers, Dubourg was driving a 2001 Kawasaki motorcycle north on the Richardson Highway when the moose ran in front of him.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner  says an off-duty medic from Fort Greely came upon the scene and unsuccessfully attempted to resuscitate him.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says Dubourg was on a weeks-long motorcycle trip across the country and appeared to be riding alone.

Troopers say Dubourg was not wearing a helmet.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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