INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: Fatality Motor Vehicle Collision – McNugget Intersection - Updated
Date: 2021-11-27
From: Erann Kalwara - JPD PIO
Case or Incident: #211127-001
Summary:

Updated 11/29/2021 5:00 p.m.

Lacey Godkin’s next of kin have been notified and her body has been sent to the State of Alaska Medical Examiner in Anchorage. It is common for autopsy results to take 8 weeks to fully process.

The male is still under care at an Anchorage hospital.

The investigation into the cause and circumstances of the crash are ongoing.

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At around 3:00 a.m. on November 27th multiple 9-1-1 calls were received reporting a motor vehicle accident on Egan Drive near McDonalds. JPD officers and CCF/R were dispatched. Callers located two individuals near the damaged vehicle and reported that one was not breathing. Dispatch provided CPR instructions over the phone and bystanders continued CPR until responders arrived on scene.

It appears that the white 2013 Lexus was driving inbound on Egan and after it passed McDonalds, it drove over the traffic island, struck a traffic pole and rolled before coming to a stop facing outbound in the inbound merge lane close to the Canton House. Both occupants of the vehicle were ejected.

CPR was conducted on a 37 year old female. She was declared deceased at the scene. Her next of kin has been notified. A 36 year old male was transported to BRH by ambulance and was later sent out of town on a medevac flight due to the severity of his injuries.

A member of the volunteer Juneau Citizen’s Patrol group and a JPD community service officer responded to assist with traffic control. The roadway was closed for about 5.5 hours. Members of the JPD Major Accident Response Team are investigating the collision.  Details will be shared as the investigation progresses.

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.

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