Wasilla man dead in snowmachine accident near Beluga

The man was trying to load his snowmachine onto a trailer

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A Wasilla man died this week after a snowmachine accident on the western side of Kenai Peninsula, according to a dispatch report from the Alaska State Troopers.

William Len Melton was trying to load his snowmachine onto a trailer about 10 miles north of Beluga on Monday when it rolled off the trailer and pinned him underneath. The 66-year-old was discovered deceased by troopers from Soldotna.

Foul play is not evident, and that the next of kin have been notified, the dispatch said.

Melton’s remains are being sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and further investigation.

Reach reporter Camille Botello at camille.botello@peninsulaclarion.com.

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