Leo Johnson 09-13-06

72-year-old man dies after being struck by four-wheeler

Published: September 16, 2006

STEBBINS -- A 72-year-old Stebbins man was killed Wednesday when a teenage girl struck him with her four-wheeler, Alaska State Troopers said.

The collision occurred around 10:50 p.m. in Stebbins, a coastal village of 600 people on St. Michael Island in Norton Sound.

Troopers say Leo Johnson was walking home on Caribou Street when he was struck by a four-wheeler driven by a 17-year-old Stebbins girl.

The girl had one passenger on the front of the four-wheeler and two on the back, troopers said. She told authorities she did not see Johnson in her path. Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in the crash, troopers said.

-- Anchorage Daily News