Houston Man Dead After Snowmachine Accident

Steve Heimel, APRN – Anchorage

Early Saturday morning a man was found unconscious on the snowmachine trail that parallels the Parks Highway in Houston.  Richard Schachle, 46, apparently was thrown into a utility pole when his snowmachine threw him.  He died before they could get him to the hospital.  Schackle was not wearing a helmet, and Troopers say alcohol may have been involved.

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