Washington man dies in Thorne Bay ATV accident

    Thorne Bay, Alaska (KINY) - Alaska State Troopers initially received a report Sunday that Chris Cahoon, 28, of Washington, was overdue.

    Cahoon reportedly left a residence on a 4-wheeler from the Goose Creek Subdivision in Thorne Bay.

    His direction of travel and planned destination were unknown. A search of the road system was done by the local VPSO until dark but Cahoon was unable to be located.

    On Monday morning troopers were notified that Cahoon had been located deceased. After an investigation, it appears Cahoon was traveling at a high rate of speed when he left the roadway and crashed into a tree. The ATV caught fire.

    Next of kin has been notified.

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