Gary Baldwin 02-14-10
Fairbanks snowmachiner dies in plummet from gravel mound
The Associated Press, Published: February 15th, 2010
FAIRBANKS -- A 40-year-old Fairbanks man died Sunday after driving his snowmachine
off a 60-foot gravel pile.
Gary Baldwin was pronounced dead at the scene on the dike system near the Tanana
River south of Fairbanks. Alaska State Troopers took a call on the incident just
before 5 p.m.
A witness said Baldwin had been driving his snowmobile up the back side of the gravel
pile, which had an incline like a ramp on its east side but an edge more like a
cliff on the west.
On the fatal ride, Baldwin failed to stop at the edge, drove off the 60-foot face
The witness administered CPR until authorities arrived.
Troopers say alcohol is believed to be a factor in the crash.