WASILLA, AK. (THECOUNT) — Timothy Scott Woods, of Salem, Virginia, has been identified as the American service member killed in a motorcycle crash over the weekend while serving in Wasilla, Alaska.
Woods, 26, was gravely injured Saturday when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a guardrail along the Glenn Highway & the Park Highway interchange, Army Alaska said in a press release.
He was an infantryman assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division’s 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, officials said. Woods, from Salem, Virginia, joined the Army in January 2013. He trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, and served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, and Fort Carson, Colorado, before reporting to Alaska in August 2016, reports ArmyTimes.
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, the Army Service Ribbon and the Combat Infantry Badge.
The accident is under investigation, officials said.
Geo quick facts: Wasilla is a city in Matanuska-Susitna Borough, United States and the sixth-largest city in Alaska. It is located on the northern point of Cook Inlet in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley of the south-central part of the state. The city’s population was 7,831 at the 2010 census, up from 5,469 in 2000 – Wikipedia.