NEWS UPDATE: Washington State man dies in accident on Taylor Highway.

Alaska State Troopers say a 63 year old man from Washington State was killed after his

motorcycle collided with a motorhome early this morning.

In a news release, State Troopers got the call just before 11 a.m. responding to Milepost 8.6 of

the Taylor Highway.

Troopers say a 2006 BMW motorcycle, driven by Roy Orvis, of Lakewood, Washington crossed

into the opposite lane of travel and into the path of a 40.5 foot motorhome driven by

67 year old John Sharps, of Livingston, Texas.

Orvis was pronounced dead at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The highway will be closed to traffic until about 8 p.m. this evening.

Orvis' body was sent to the State Medical Examiners office in Anchorage for autopsy.

Next of kin have been notified.

Troopers say Orvis was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Neither alcohol or drugs are suspected in the crash.