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Single vehicle crash sends 3 to hospital, 2 with life-threatening injuries

Posted: February 15, 2013 - 1:37pm  |  Updated: February 17, 2013 - 1:15am

Police are investigating a single vehicle rollover crash that sent three people to the hospital Thursday night, two of which had apparent life-threatening injuries, according to police.

Sgt. Chris Gifford said in a news release that the Juneau Police Department received a report of the crash at 19 Mile Glacier Highway at about 6:51 p.m. Thursday. The caller reported at least two people had injuries, including a person trapped inside the vehicle and another underneath the car.

Gifford said an investigation revealed the 1994 Honda Civic had been traveling inbound when it began skidding, crossed from the roadway into a pullout above Tee Harbor, then back across the roadway. The vehicle collided with the rock wall on the uphill side of Glacier Highway before coming to a rest upside down in the ditch.

Gifford said there were three occupants in the vehicle at the time, all of whom were taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital. Two of those occupants had apparent life-threatening injuries, he said.

Police said speed and alcohol appear to be factors in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.

The vehicle was totaled. The crash closed traffic near the area for about an hour.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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