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Former Bethel District Attorney J. Michael Gray Killed In Motorcycle Accident

Jun 20, 2017

Former Bethel District Attorney J. Michael Gray died in a motorcycle accident on Sunday, June 11, 2017 in the Yukon.
Credit Courtesy of the Alaska Department of Law

This story was written by Dan Bross at KUAC in Fairbanks.

Former Bethel and Fairbanks District Attorney J. Michael "Mike" Gray was killed in motorcycle accident in the Yukon Territory. 

A Yukon Coroner’s Office report says that Gray, 64, was headed toward Teslin on the Alaska Highway on Sunday, June 11, when he lost control of his motorcycle on the gravel edge of the road while traveling through a construction zone.

The Coroner’s office says that Gray had left Fairbanks the previous day, headed south to a family gathering in Montana. 

Gray, who began his law career in rural Virginia, most recently served as the district attorney for Bethel and had spent the previous 20 years as a district attorney in Fairbanks and Kodiak.