Alaska Paratrooper Dies After Crashing Motorcycle into Guardrail

Sgt. Timothy Woods. Army photo
Sgt. Timothy Woods. Army photo

A U.S. Army paratrooper stationed in Alaska has died from injuries he suffered in a recent motorcycle accident.

The service announced Wednesday night that Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II had been killed.

He was "seriously injured" after he lost control of his motorcycle Aug. 17, crashing into a guardrail along Glenn Highway near the Park Highway interchange, according to a U.S. Army Alaska news release.

The 26-year-old Salem, Virginia, native was assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) of the 25th Infantry Division's 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, the release states.

The accident is under investigation, it adds.

Woods joined the Army in January 2013 and went through infantry training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

He served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Fort Carson, Colorado, before reporting to Alaska in August 2016, according to the release.

Woods' awards included an Army Commendation Medal with "C" device, the Army Achievement Medal (three awards), a Valorous Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (two awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Combat Infantry Badge.

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