- Associated Press - Thursday, December 24, 2015

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - The body of a North Pole man has been recovered from railroad tracks east of Fairbanks and rail officials say he appeared to have died in a snowmobile crash.

Alaska Railroad workers on a train Wednesday morning found the body of 28-year-old Jason Campbell on a rail line that runs between Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base.

Railroad spokesman Tim Sullivan tells the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/22qBubw) that Campbell may have been operating on or near the tracks. He says Campbell may have hit the tracks or a piece of equipment and flipped at high speed.

Sullivan says it’s illegal to drive on tracks or next to tracks and dangerous because of trains and hidden obstacles.

An autopsy to determine cause of death is scheduled.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com


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