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Army Alaska soldier dies after motorcycle crash

An Army Alaska soldier died Wednesday from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle motorcycle accident over the weekend.

Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II was severely injured Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle and hit a guardrail along the Glenn Highway near the Park Highway interchange, Army Alaska said in a press release.

The 26-year-old Woods was an infantryman assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, officials said.

Woods, from Salem, Virginia, joined the Army in January 2013. He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, and served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Fort Carson, Colorado, before reporting to Alaska in August 2016.

His awards included an Army Commendation Medal with “C” device, the Army Achievement Medal (three awards), a Valorous Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge.

The accident is under investigation, officials said.

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