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Subject: Motor Vehicle Crash
Date: 2019-02-21
From: Lieutenant Krag Campbell
Case or Incident: #190220-012

Motor Vehicle Crash

On 02/20/19, at about 9:30 PM, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a five car motor vehicle collision in the outbound lanes of the 8100 block of Egan Drive.

Witnesses to the crash reported a silver Ford Focus was driving outbound on Egan Drive in the left hand lane. The Ford Focus did a U-turn in the middle of the roadway and then drove inbound, going the wrong way, in the outbound lane of Egan Drive. The Ford Focus struck a silver Toyota Sienna, head on, which was driving outbound on Egan Drive.

Shortly afterwards, three other vehicles which had been travelling outbound on Egan Drive, collided with each other while trying to stop for the crashed Ford Focus and Toyota Sienna.

The Ford Focus was being driven by a 66 year old male and there was also a 70 year old female passenger in the vehicle. The driver of the Toyota Sienna was an 18 year old male. The other vehicles involved were a white Toyota Yaris, driven by a 31 year old male, a red Mercury Mariner, driver by a 65 year old female, and a white Ford Pickup, driven by a 30 year old male. All the people involved in the crash are Juneau residents.

Four of the vehicles involved in the crash were determined to be totaled. Both occupants of the Ford Focus, and the driver of the Toyota Yaris were transported by CCFR to the hospital due to the seriousness of their injuries. Later, the 70 year old female passenger from the Ford Focus and the 31 year old male driver of the Toyota Yaris, were medivacked to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

During the investigation of the crash, the outbound lanes of Egan Drive were closed for about 6 hours. Officers obtained a search warrant to seize a blood sample from the driver of the Ford Focus to determine if he was impaired. This case is still under investigation.

All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues. Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.